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Big pay raise for troops in defense bill sent to Biden. Conservatives stymied on cultural issues

Dec. 14, 2023 16:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a defense policy bill Thursday that authorizes the biggest pay raise for troops in more than two decades, overcoming objections from some conservatives concerned the measure did not do enough to restrict the Pentagon's diversity initiatives, abortion travel...

Kevin McCarthy was booted as House speaker two months ago. Now he's leaving Congress by year's end

Dec. 06, 2023 19:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after his historic ouster as U.S. House speaker, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that he is resigning and will leave Congress by the end of the year. His announcement capped a stunning end to a House career for the onetime deli counter...