By Sean Lengell | 03/12/14 12:16 PM
House Speaker John Boehner called on Senate Democrats to drop their push to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund in a proposed Ukrainian aid package, which has stalled measure, saying the issues are unrelated.
By Sean Lengell | 03/11/14 01:23 PM
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on her panel's computers, a possible illegal act she says has prompted a Justice Department investigation. The California Democrat said the CIA had searched -- without her knowledge or consent -- a stand-alone...
By Sean Lengell | 03/10/14 11:27 PM
The Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday evening designed to curb sexual assault in the military, including ending the longstanding "good soldier" defense used to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
By Sean Lengell | 03/10/14 12:29 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a Northern Virginia congregation that left the denomination in a dispute over gay rights. Justices let stand the Virginia Supreme Court decision that the Falls Church, a suburban Washington parish that...
By Sean Lengell | 03/09/14 01:31 PM
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan called on the Obama administration to hit Russian oligarchs with sanctions in response to Russia's military occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region. "There are vulnerabilities within Russia that [Russian President Vladimir Putin] has politically that can...
By Sean Lengell | 03/09/14 12:49 PM
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to recreate a Soviet-style sphere of Russian influence in Eastern Europe -- an ambition the United States and its allies must keep in check. Gates told "Fox News Sunday" that Russia's current military occupation...
By Sean Lengell | 03/09/14 11:44 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz said President Obama's "weakness" has embolden Russian President Vladimir Putin to act militarily in Ukraine's Crimea region. "Putin fears no retribution" from the United States, said the Texas Republican in an interview shown Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Cruz, who called Putin...
By Sean Lengell | 03/09/14 10:18 AM
Sen. Rand Paul says his Republican Party is posed to attract more youth voters, a demographic the GOP has struggled to make inroads with in recent presidential elections. The Kentucky lawmaker told "Fox News Sunday" that while President Obama won the youth vote by a 3-to-1 ratio, young...
By Sean Lengell | 03/07/14 03:44 PM
Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana have urged FIFA, international soccer's governing body, to suspend Russia's membership "in light of Russia's military occupation of a sovereign Ukraine."
By Sean Lengell | 03/07/14 03:31 PM
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings, the panel's top Democrat, for turning off his microphone during a testy exchange at the conclusion of a hearing Wednesday. Cummings said the California Republican telephoned him...
By Sean Lengell | 03/06/14 07:19 PM
The Republican-led House on Thursday rejected a Democratic resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa for turning off the microphones at the conclusion of a committee hearing a day earlier. The House voted 211-186 to table the measure, which accused the California Republican, who is chairman of...
By Sean Lengell | 03/06/14 12:50 PM
House Speaker John Boehner said he supports President Obama's executive order Thursday that readies sanctions to freeze assets and block U.S. visas for those responsible for “destabilizing Ukraine.”
By Sean Lengell | 03/06/14 11:17 AM
The "world's greatest deliberative body" got some sage advice from one of the world's foremost religious figures when the Dalai Lama delivered the Senate's opening prayer Thursday.
By Sean Lengell | 03/05/14 07:22 PM
The House has tentatively scheduled a Thursday vote on a loan package for Ukraine. Specifics of the financial aid package had not been released as of late Wednesday. The measure is to be considered under a suspension of House rules, meaning that a two-thirds majority is needed for passage....
By Sean Lengell | 03/05/14 04:02 PM
The Senate on Wednesday rejected President Obama's controversial pick to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as seven Democrats bucked their party's leadership and joined Republicans in opposing the nomination of Debo Adegbile. A procedural vote to advance Adegbile's...
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