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Members Of Congress Getting Wealthier

Americans might be struggling to recover from the Great Recession, but Congress is getting wealthier every year.

Research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics shows the median net worth of lawmakers was more than one-million dollars in 2013

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Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

US Rep. Seth Moulton Named To House Armed Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has won a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans Settle In On Capitol Hill

Optimistic Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

Before the new Congress was two hours old, a veto showdown with President Barack Obama was set as the White House announced he would reject legislation approving the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, which Republicans intend to advance

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Getty Images -  Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.
Getty Images - Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.

Keating Says Law Will Boost Intelligence-Sharing

A Massachusetts congressman says a new law proposed in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing will help strengthen intelligence-sharing among federal, state and local law agencies.

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Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Hodgson, Sheriffs To Demand Tighter Border Security

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson will be joining law enforcement personnel from around the country in Washington on Wednesday, demanding better border security.

They're also stating their opposition to what they call the "executive amnesty" of illegal immigrants

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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(Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Outlines Immigration Plan

President Obama is poised to issue a sweeping executive order on immigration. Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said the U.S. immigration system is broken and must be repaired

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President Obama To Announce Immigration Steps

President Barack Obama says tonight, he'll be laying out the things he can do within his "lawful authority" to improve the immigration system.

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Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To Desendant Of Civil War Hero

President Barack Obama has presented the nation's highest military honor to a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Obama says he's aware he may not be president today if it weren't for the bravery of First Lt

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Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Senator Markey Wins Full-Term as Senator

Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

Markey defeated little-known Republican challenger Brian Herr on Tuesday.

Markey ran a lower-profile race than last year, when he won a special election to finish John Kerry's Senate term

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