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How Congress got its power to investigate and subpoena

Back in his day, Robert Morris was a pretty big deal. He was just one of two men to sign all three our nation’s founding documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. Morris came ...

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Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict, or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work ...

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Pope Francis makes appeals to Congress

Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York on Thursday after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress. At an evening prayer service in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he thanked American nuns ...

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Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

WASHINGTON — The leaders of two major health insurers planning separate multi-billion dollar acquisitions made the case for the deals to Congress as senators questioned whether they would hurt competition and raise prices for consumers. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem ...

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Schumer’s pope lottery

The office of U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is conducting a statewide lottery for one ticket to the joint meeting of Congress which Pope Francis will address on Sept. 24. Schumer received one guest ticket. Requests are pouring in from ...

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