By Sean Lengell | 11/07/13 06:48 PM
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging the House to draft an immigration reform bill by the end of the year, saying it is a matter of "great moral urgency." In a letter Thursday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the group's president, said...
By Sean Lengell | 11/07/13 04:27 PM
The Senate on Thursday passed historic legislation that would bar employers from discrimination against workers based on their sexual orientation, although the bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled House. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed 64-32, with 10...
By Sean Lengell | 11/06/13 03:02 PM
The Supreme Court met Wednesday to hear a dispute over an upstate New York town board's practice of starting public meetings with a prayer. Town of Greece vs. Galloway doesn't immediately threaten all invocations inside government halls, as the lawsuit argues the prayers have been overwhelming...
By Sean Lengell | 11/05/13 06:49 PM
Crimes involving illicit love triangles, revenge, poisoned doors and a treaty on chemical weapons typically aren't the Supreme Court's bailiwick. But on Tuesday, the justices sifted through the details of an unusual case in which international law was used to convict a jilted wife. Carol Anne...
By Sean Lengell | 11/05/13 04:14 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that despite a recent spate of deadly shootings across the country, there isn't enough support in the Senate to revisit gun-control legislation.
By Sean Lengell | 11/04/13 04:07 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday said it won't rule on a case seeking limits on the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, leaving in place an Oklahoma court ruling that rejected a state law curbing the use of the so-called "abortion pill."
By Sean Lengell | 11/04/13 05:12 AM
Senate Democrats have rekindled their threats to go "nuclear" and unilaterally change the rules to make it tougher for the minority party to filibuster after Republicans blocked two key White House nominations last week.
By Sean Lengell | 11/03/13 04:53 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is not backing down down on a threat to hold up all White House nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, appear before Congress. "I'm not trying to solve a crime. I'm...
By Sean Lengell | 11/03/13 01:28 PM
Senate intelligence panel Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said she wants a full review of National Security Agency spy operations in light of the global furor over accusations the agency eavesdropped on key European leaders. The California Democrat told CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday she will work...
By Sean Lengell | 11/03/13 12:33 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said her efforts to ban sales of assault weapons likely will go nowhere because "gun people" have too much control over Congress. When asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday if she thought legislation to ban assault weapons like the one used during a fatal shooting spree...
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