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House Republicans Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Dec 4
Six Republican supporters of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act urged House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the LGBT-rights bill as part of a broader legislative package in a letter sent Wednesday.

Clay Aiken Loses North Carolina House Race

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won re-election to a third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.

Minn. No. 2 House Republican on Ropes Over Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 4
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - As second-in-command for Minnesota House Republicans, Rep. Jenifer Loon made a big gamble when she broke with her party's prevailing view on gay marriage.

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives the Go-Ahead

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jul 31
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Cantor Plans to Resign from Leadership

POLITICS | By David Espo | Jun 11
Officials say House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post this summer after losing a primary election Tuesday night in a major upset.

GOP House Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

HEALTH | By Andrew Taylor | May 30
The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana.

Coffman Signs On: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor

US Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado has added his voice to a few Republicans and 196 Democrats in congressional support of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA).

After Senate Win Gay Groups Shift Focus to Obama

POLITICS | By JuliePace | Nov 8
Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though much smaller.

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