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Top DOJ Civil Rights Official: Do 'Not Give Into Fear' Over Trump Election
A top Justice Department official has a message for those feeling uneasy about Donald Trump ’s election: Do “not give into fear and anxiety.” “Wait and see what happens," Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said at an event in Washington today promoting gay,
Pelosi Will Remain as House Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi will continue to serve as the House Democratic Leader, she announced in a closed door meeting with fellow Democrats Wednesday. Ten years ago today, Nancy Pelosi was elected as the first woman to lead a political party in Congress. According to a senior aide, when she broke the news to
House Democrats Demand GOP 'Come Back From Vacation'
House Democrats today staged a coordinated effort to bring the House of Representatives back from vacation to Washington, D.C., to work on the long-term extension of the payroll tax cut. As House Speaker Pro Tempore Jeff Denham, R-Calif., gaveled in for the short “pro forma”...
Blame Game: Dems and GOP Dispute Fault Over Unemployment
A substantial pack of fed-up House Democrats assembled at the Capitol today to rip the GOP for a failure to create jobs since seizing the House majority exactly one year ago. But Republicans continue to maintain that it’s actually Senate Democrats who have blocked legislation...
Balanced Budget Amendment Fails in House
The House today rejected a move to amend the U.S. Constitution with a Balanced Budget Amendment. The vote of 261-165 fell 29 votes short of passage, which required a two-thirds majority. Four Republicans, Reps. Paul Ryan, David Dreier, Justin Amash and Louie Gohmert, voted with...
Oregon lawmaker David Wu quits House amid sex scandal
When Democrat David Wu's political history is written, it will contain at least two noteworthy facts — one historic, the other troubling. The Oregon lawmaker in 1998 became the first Chinese American in Congress. On Tuesday, Wu announced his resignation amid allegations that he had a sexual
Debt Limit: Boehner Says Cut, Cap and Balance 'Solid Plan for Moving Forward'
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports: As bipartisan discussions at the White House take a break for at least one day, House Speaker John Boehner announced that the House will next week take up Cut, Cap and Balance legislation...
Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns in sexting scandal's 3rd week
Disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned his House seat Thursday, after a nearly three-week Internet sex scandal that has left his political career in tatters and Democrats on the defensive ahead of the 2012 elections. Weiner, 46, said he had hoped to continue representing his district, but
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, January 10, 2011
The Note's Must-Reads are a round-up of today's political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants JAYCE HENDERSON,...
Special House meeting to focus on security
House members of both parties will hold a rare joint meeting Wednesday to discuss security measures — especially when members are away from Capitol Hill and its 1,800-member police force. "The primary thing here is to make sure that all members are coordinating their efforts with local police