By Sean Lengell | 01/12/14 11:26 AM
Sen. John McCain has blamed President Obama for turning his back on increased instability and al Qaeda-led violence in Iraq and has called for U.S. intervention there, but stopped short of calling for American troops to become involved. "First of all no combat troops obviously…but we could...
By Sean Lengell | 01/11/14 01:23 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday is set to hear a bitter dispute between Republicans and the White House over whether President Obama exceeded his authority when appointing members to the National Labor Relations Board during a congressional recess. The justices' decision could cast a legal cloud...
By Sean Lengell | 01/10/14 12:44 PM
The Republican-led House on Friday ended it first work week of 2014 on a familiar theme: passing a bill targeting President Obama's health care law.
By Sean Lengell | 01/10/14 11:38 AM
In an increasingly polarized Washington, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has found comfort -- and immense power -- in the middle.
By Sean Lengell | 01/10/14 11:38 AM
Regardless of motive, Kennedy has provided key votes in the majority of many landmark 5-4 decisions that have defined the court -- and helped shape national law -- during his 26-year tenure on the high court.
By Sean Lengell | 01/09/14 01:29 PM
House Speaker John Boehner called on President Obama to become more "engaged" in helping stamp out increased al Qaeda militant activity in Iraq, but stopped short of calling for U.S. troops to become involved. Boehner, R-Ohio, accused the president of ignoring for too long increased terrorist...
By Sean Lengell | 01/08/14 07:11 PM
The House's top watchdog on Wednesday accused Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of making "false and misleading statements" to Congress about security risks related to the plagued healthcare.gov website. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa,...
By Sean Lengell | 01/03/14 03:52 PM
Sanders said "spying" would include gathering metadata on phone calls made from official or personal phones, content from websites visited or emails sent, or collecting any other data from a third party not made available to the general public.
By Sean Lengell | 01/03/14 03:15 PM
"The threat of a blackout is itself both injury and insult" to fans, the Connecticut Democrat said Friday in a prepared statement. "The NFL and other sports leagues that enforce blackout policies should not be rewarded with special regulatory status, antitrust exemptions and taxpayer subsidies."
By Sean Lengell | 01/03/14 10:40 AM
While Congress is still shaping a new farm bill that will set federal agriculture policies for the next five years, at least one item is almost certain to remain intact in the final draft: the sugar program.
By Sean Lengell | 01/02/14 05:19 PM
An Ohio lawmaker is pushing back at the National Football League's threatened TV blackout of the Cincinnati Bengals home playoff game Sunday with the San Diego Chargers, calling such a move "unacceptable."
By Sean Lengell | 01/02/14 03:01 PM
At the dawn of the New Year, almost two-thirds of Americans are pessimistic about the overall direction of the country, with 70 percent saying they lack confidence in the federal government to improve things in 2014, a new poll shows.
By Sean Lengell | 01/01/14 12:52 PM
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has called on Congress to increase the budgets of the federal judiciary, saying a shortage of money "remains the single most important issue facing the courts." "I would like to choose a fresher topic, but duty calls," said Roberts in his annual...
By Sean Lengell | 12/31/13 05:47 PM
The longstanding Twitter hashtag "liberalismin4words" exploded in activity Tuesday afternoon, after outspoken conservative Republican Rep. Steve Stockman fired off 10 missives within a couple of hours. The Texas lawmaker's four-word descriptions of liberals — or what he says liberals believe...
By Sean Lengell | 12/30/13 04:11 PM
Today, 43 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats say "humans and other living things have evolved over time," a difference of 24 percentage points, Pew says. In 2009, 54 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Democrats said humans evolved over time.
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