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Senators sound airport X-ray alarms, call for new radiation health-risk study

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A man, who declined to be identified, demonstrates passenger use of a X-ray security scanner as TSA officer Tim Engelby controls the device at Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix, Ariz., Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Five senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would require an independent scientific study of the health effects of certain X-ray scanners now in wide use in airports across the country.

A look back at the most unpopular Congress ever

4:38 PM 01/01/2012

The beginning of a new year is a time for resolutions and taking stock, and for members of Congress a lot of resolutions and stock-taking may be in order.

Online adultery dating site ‘endorses’ Newt Gingrich [VIDEO]

12:46 PM 12/20/2011

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is getting some free advertising in Pennsylvania thanks to a new endorsement, but it might not be the kind he's looking for.

Liberal watchdog group: Gingrich used campaign funds for personal gain

5:30 PM 12/19/2011

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used campaign funds for personal gain, a left-leaning watchdog group alleged in a Federal Election Commission complaint filed Monday.

Sen. Boxer: GOP bill will kill 8,100 Americans

4:24 PM 12/13/2011

California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer said on Tuesday that House Republicans will kill 8,100 Americans with the latest version of their payroll tax cut bill.

GOP rivals fix sights on Gingrich

5:57 PM 12/12/2011

Newt Gingrich's closest competitors in the GOP nomination race now have their sights set on the former House Speaker and current front-runner, and Gingrich's long career in Washington has left them with plenty of ammo.

Republicans applaud NLRB decision, call for investigation into union collusion

3:41 PM 12/09/2011

Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress applauded the National Labor Relation Board's decision to drop its complaint against aircraft manufacturer Boeing on Friday. And South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is calling for a congressional investigation into the matter, said he would block Obama administration nominees to the NLRB until his questions are answered.

Obama on NLRB decision: ‘I’m glad people are gonna be working’

3:15 PM 12/09/2011

President Obama offered a positive, if muted, statement about the National Labor Relations Board's decision to drop its complaint against aircraft manufacturer Boeing on Friday.

Sen. Rand Paul: Gingrich ‘not from the tea party … not even a conservative’

3:06 PM 12/09/2011

Kentucky GOP senator and tea party supporter Rand Paul blasted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Friday, calling the former House Speaker a "big government, status quo Republican."

Senate Republicans block Cordray nomination; Obama says recess appointment on the table

3:19 PM 12/08/2011

Senate Republicans blocked the nomination Thursday of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Republicans stand firm on promise to block consumer protection nominee

3:39 PM 12/07/2011

The nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is widely expected to be blocked by Senate Republicans Thursday, despite a hard push by the Obama administration and Senate Democrats.

Rep. Joe Walsh: Occupy protesters left ‘vomit on the carpet’

1:43 PM 12/07/2011

A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement vomited on the carpet of a Republican congressman's Washington, D.C. office Tuesday, according to the representative's office.

Ron Paul ad: Other politicians ‘whimpering like little shih tzus’

1:27 PM 12/05/2011

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is back with another hard-hitting TV advertisement, in which he says politicians are "whimpering like little shih tzus" in their approach to debt reduction.

Gingrich leads, but Paul most likely to beat Obama in latest Iowa poll

1:17 PM 12/05/2011

With less than a month before the Iowa caucus, GOP presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has surged into the lead, but Texas Rep. Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who could best President Obama, a new Iowa poll says.

White House withholding Solyndra records, House energy committee says

6:35 PM 12/01/2011

Despite a subpoena, the White House is still withholding records related to the failed $535 million federal loan to Solyndra, Republican investigators from the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Thursday.

Paul attack ad hits Gingrich for policy flip-flops [VIDEO]

6:21 PM 11/30/2011

Texas Rep. and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul released a harsh attack ad Wednesday evening against Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker and a fellow GOP candidate.

Big day for big labor as NLRB, anti-NLRB forces square off

11:14 AM 11/30/2011

One way or the other, Wednesday will be a big day for organized labor in the United States.

Solyndra could carry another $14.3M taxpayer price tag

5:44 PM 11/22/2011

American taxpayers are already on the hook for $535 million as a result of the Department of Energy's loan guarantee for the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra. Now they could owe up to $14.3 million more.

Blame Grover: Dems point finger at Norquist for super committee failure

7:12 PM 11/21/2011

Democrats found a familiar face to blame for the super committee failure on Monday night: Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.