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House leaves town with no way forward on a speaker

3:01 pm Oct. 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — Like many professionals these days, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins is tethered to his job by technology. And the Gainesville Republican will be burning up smartphone batteries from Georgia next week as the House

Planned Parenthood shutdown averted: How Georgia voted

5:13 pm Sep. 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a bill this afternoon to keep the federal government open until Dec. 11, extending current spending plans — including for Planned Parenthood.

The 277-151 vote follows the Senate’s 78-20 vote this