McCarthy out of speaker race

...Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress...

City Ink: House District 123 race sees dropouts, adds

...next year. And a few hours later, Wright McLeod, an Augusta lawyer and Republican candidate for the 12th District U.S. House seat in 2012, announced he'd run for the seat, too.Young said he's comfortable with his decision not to run...

Volkswagen delays delivery of 2016 diesel models

...withdrawal was revealed Wednes day in written testimony submitted by Volks wagen Group of Amer ica CEO Michael Horn to a U.S. House subcommittee. Horn is scheduled to appear before the panel today.Horn's testimony says VW was withdrawing its applications...

Yuan devaluation could weigh on Chinese buyers of US homes

...also showing up in more affordable Midwestern areas like Chicago.In the 12 months ended in March, roughly 209,000 U.S. houses were sold to buyers living outside the U.S. or immigrants in the country for less than two years, according to...

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow to teach course on partisan gridlock at UGA

...went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School. In 2004, he was elected to Georgia's 12th District in the U.S. House, where he represented portions of eastern Georgia until 2015. Previously, Barrow served for 14 years on the Athens-Clarke...

U.S. House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

WASHINGTON - The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South.

Bob Young's House bid starts week of political moves

...term next year. A few hours later, Wright McLeod, an Augusta lawyer and Republican candidate for the 12th District U.S. House seat in 2012, announced that he would run for the seat, too.Then state Department of Transportation Board Chair...

Scuttlebiz: Education and health categories grow jobs

...of human resources at Morris Communications Co., which is the parent of The Augusta Chronicle.She spoke during a U.S. House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing and said Obamacare is...

Children in poverty need a rescue line to pull toward a brighter future

...subsidized food and get subsidized health care, among the many public and private resources available to them. THE U.S. HOUSE reported that in 2012 alone, the federal government spent almost $800 billion on 92 poverty programs, including...

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

...return."The debate began less than a day after the U.S. House voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic...governor signing the bill.In Washington, the vote by the U.S. House followed a brief debate on a measure funding the National...