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Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse 1:10am EDT

FOND DU LAC Wis. - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America.

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Lawmakers threaten Ex-Im Bank subpoena in oversight rebuff

WASHINGTON - Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew the bank's charter.

New Hampshire Republican staffer in chicken suit runs afoul of law

MANCHESTER N.H. - Feathers are flying in New Hampshire following the arrest of a state Republican party staffer who dressed in a chicken suit and allegedly disrupted a parade that featured two prominent Democratic politicians.

19 Aug 2014
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Advocates urge U.S. top court not to block gay marriage in Virginia

WASHINGTON - Gay marriage supporters on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 18 Aug 2014
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Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.

Elizabeth Warren 18 Aug 2014
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Challengers in Florida gerrymandering case reject map revisions

TALLAHASSEE Fla. - Plaintiffs in a lawsuit over gerrymandering in Florida's congressional districts on Monday asked a state judge to reject the Republican-controlled legislature's revised map.

18 Aug 2014