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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has had enough of the impeachment talk. | AP Photo

Boehner says impeachment talk is a 'scam started by Democrats'

Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama will take actions that will provoke more impeachment talks to raise campaign cash. | Getty Images

Gingrich rips Obama and 'pathetic presidency'

During a speech sponsored by the Young America's Foundation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped President Barack Obama, saying he has a "pathetic presidency" and will take actions to provoke Republicans to impeach him in an effort to help Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Ronald Brock moves his anti-Obamacare sign outside the Supreme Court in June. | AP Photo

Appeals court rejects Obamacare tax challenge

WASHINGTON — In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.

What stocks are Illinois representatives buying?

A recent addition to the Center for Responsive Politics' database on Congressional Representatives' personal finances spotlights transactions of stocks, bonds and other securities made by members since 2012.

Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. | AP Photo

Lawmakers scrambling to seal $225 million aid package for Israel

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

Obama dining with four Kansas City letter writers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. | AP

House-Senate negotiators approve $17 billion VA bill

WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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