House passes $8.2 billion water projects bill

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has bucked some of the outside conservative groups that stoked the partial government shutdown and passed an $8.2 billion bill mapping out plans for dam..
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GOP calls Grayson email 'unacceptable'

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Republican Party of Florida is describing a fundraising email sent out by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson as "unacceptable and deplorable."    The em..
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Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasin..
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Florida lawmakers want to honor Rep. Young

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are seeking to honor late Rep. C.W. Bill Young by renaming the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in his honor. ..
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Lawmaker's chief of staff gets 90 days for fraud

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida congressman's former chief of staff has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for a voting fraud scheme.    As part of a deal with Miami-Dad..
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Sheldon seeks to challenge Fla. AG Pam Bondi

Updated 12 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon criticized Attorney General Pam Bondi as he entered the race for her seat Monday. ..
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Obama, Dems are unified now but face tough tests

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, this month's budget battles brought about a remarkable period of party unity, a welcome change for the Whi..
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Shutdown showdown widened GOP-tea party rift

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republicans' clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive i..
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Ex-House speaker Tom Foley dies at 84

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Tom Foley has died at the age of 84.    That's according to House Democratic aides who spoke on condition of anonymity. &..
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Nation reboots as government springs back to life

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

Life has started to return to normal as the federal government sprang back to life after the 16-day partial shutdown came to a close.    Even the popular panda cam a..
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Longest-serving Florida congressman gravely ill

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida's longest-serving member of Congress is gravely ill.    The office of Republican C.W. Bill Young says the lawmaker's condition worsened Wed..
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Fool's errand or heroic stand? GOP on Cruz, Lee

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fool's errand or heroic stand?    The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown ..
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Deal reached to avoid default and open government

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congre..
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House to vote Tuesday night on budget bill

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation that would reopen the government and avert a financial default. &n..
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Ex-San Diego Mayor pleads guilty to 3 crimes

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to a felony and two misdemeanors for unwanted for unwanted physical contact with three women at public events...
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House GOP floats a counter to Senate's debt idea

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The divided government's increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday ..
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DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdo..
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Hope for shutdown deal: Reid, McConnell optimistic

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced on Monday to reach an agreement that could head off a Treasury default that threatens severe ..
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Obama meeting with congressional leaders postponed

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been postponed to give Senate leaders more time to resolve a standoff over the nation's..
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Shutdown impact: Some national parks could reopen

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

The government shutdown continues with some glimmer of hope for those who would like to visit the nation's national parks: The Obama administration said it would consider offers fr..
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