By Sean Lengell | 02/28/14 03:20 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called on Congress to set up a special committee to investigate the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
By Sean Lengell | 02/28/14 12:41 PM
While some of the country's most fertile farmland lies parched from a historic drought in California's Central Valley, partisan disputes over Obama administration ecological policies in the Golden State have held up congressional aid since last year. Two competing bills would tackle the...
By Sean Lengell | 02/28/14 08:19 AM
That basic civics lesson from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton followed an incident last week in which D.C. resident Ashley Brandt was temporarily barred from boarding a flight in Phoenix when a TSA agent wrongfully believed her D.C.-issued drivers license was an invalid form of identification.
By Sean Lengell | 02/27/14 04:28 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is no fan of the new reality show "Friday Night Tykes” and has called on the TV show's network to yank the program from its lineup on the grounds that it's exploitive and "glorifies a culture of violent competitiveness."
By Sean Lengell | 02/27/14 01:20 PM
While several longtime House Democrats have announced retirement this year, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said not to expect her name to be added to the list anytime soon.
By Sean Lengell | 02/26/14 06:33 PM
House Democrats on Wednesday ramped up efforts to pressure Republicans to support an increase in the national minimum wage, demanding House Speaker John Boehner immediately hold a vote on legislation to increase the hourly rate to $10.10. With no Republicans on board and Boehner, R-Ohio,...
By Sean Lengell | 02/25/14 04:00 PM
U.S. Soccer officials on Tuesday called off next month's U.S. men's national team match in Ukraine after political violence rocked the country this month. The "friendly" match against the Ukrainian national team, scheduled for March 5, is expected to be moved to Cyprus.
By Sean Lengell | 02/25/14 03:06 PM
The No. 2 Democrat in the House has dismissed a Republican plan to simplify the tax code as nothing more than partisan gamesmanship, saying it will take a genuine bipartisan effort to push through meaningful reforms. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., is expected on Wednesday to introduce a GOP tax...
By Sean Lengell | 02/24/14 05:44 PM
The Supreme Court appeared split Monday during oral arguments challenging the authority of an Obama administration program to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. The high court decision, expected this spring, is poised to spark renewed debate of the politically...
By Sean Lengell | 02/21/14 04:38 PM
Political violence in Ukraine has put next month's U.S. men's national soccer team match in the Eastern European country at risk. U.S. Soccer said Friday it will announce an update "very soon" on whether to go ahead, postpone, cancel or move its March 5 "friendly" against Ukraine's national...
By Sean Lengell | 02/21/14 02:16 PM
Ted Nugent apologized for describing President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel” on Friday, after the rock star turned political activist was rebuked by a number of prominent Republicans. “I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than...
By Sean Lengell | 02/21/14 05:20 AM
Rep. Steve King has refused to apologize about comments he made last year that young illegal immigrants routinely smuggle drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, telling an Iowa newspaper the statement was "objectively true." A nationwide firestorm erupted after the conservative Iowa Republican in...
By Sean Lengell | 02/20/14 03:30 PM
In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash that aired Thursday, the Texas Republican said leadership abandoned the party's fiscal conservative principles when it agreed not to filibuster the Democrats' debt limit bill to allow the measure to pass on a simple majority vote in the 100-member chamber.
By Sean Lengell | 02/19/14 03:24 PM
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday his agency will write new rules barring Internet providers like Verizon or Time Warner from prioritizing its content and charging more for certain services or websites, forcing them to treat all Internet data equally.
By Sean Lengell | 02/19/14 12:44 PM
The Florida Republican urged the administration to use "every diplomatic means at its disposal, including sanctions, to bring accountability to those involved in acts of violence throughout Ukraine."
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