WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog has been invited to address a joint meeting of Congress as Israel prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding, which congressional leaders called a “historic and joyous milestone.”
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakotans poured more than $410.5 million into electronic pulltabs in the first nine months after launch, creating a boom for charities and the state treasury but stirring concern about problem gambling and the impact on American Indian casinos.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, an ex-CIA undercover officer and the lone black Republican in the House of Representatives, says he won't seek a third term next year.
The San Antonio Republican's announcement came in a Thursday statement posted on his House web page.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that aims to end a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on the oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian reservation.
Burgum on Thursday signed legislation that ratifies the compact he signed last month with Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have raised the minimum salary for full-time public school teachers $40,000 within five years.
Legislators approved the bill in May that would have increased the minimum full-time teacher pay, saying it would help attract and keep more teachers.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. House raised money for her first campaign more three decades ago by holding a bake sale.
Marcy Kaptur still returns from Washington most weekends to the modest single-story home where she grew up in Toledo, tending to a vegetable garden in the side yard during the summer.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has approved protections in South Dakota law for students who want to wear eagle feathers or plumes at school graduations.
The Republican governor on Thursday signed the tribal regalia law, which requires state and local officials to let people wear eagle feathers and plumes at school honoring or graduation ceremonies.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of a former Indiana congressman who came under ethics investigation for spending campaign contributions on lavish hotels, meals and at least one family trip may soon announce that she will run for an open legislative seat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mainstream lawmakers saw Kevin McCarthy as an honest broker in ragged times. Those farther on the right worried that, as House speaker, he might obstruct their obstructionism.
People from all sides seemed to think they were dealing with an open book.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97.
Biaggi died Wednesday at his Bronx home, said Mortimer Matz, his longtime spokesman.
ERWIN, N.C. (AP) — Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to talk and take pictures.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from Congress, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz on Tuesday offered to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S. House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 84.
His wife, Heather, said the former speaker had suffered the stroke last December and was hospitalized in May with pneumonia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator's embrace of gay marriage is the latest sign of soul-searching in a party struggling to adapt in a society whose demographics — and views on emotional issues — are changing fast.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's most powerful politicians honored Rosa Parks on Wednesday by unveiling her statue in a permanent place in the U.S. Capitol. President Barack Obama praised Parks as an enduring reminder of what true leadership requires, "no matter how humble or lofty our positions."