By Sean Lengell | 10/09/13 06:52 PM
Although the budgetary standoff between the Republican-led House and a Democratic-run Senate and White House is far from over, the GOP is losing the public relations battle, a new independent poll shows.
By Sean Lengell | 10/09/13 05:36 PM
Rep. Bill Young, the longest-serving House Republican and one of Florida's most influential lawmakers, said he won't seek a 23rd term next year. Young, 82, who announced his decision Wednesday in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, cited several factors for stepping down when his term ends...
By Tim Mak and Sean Lengell | 10/09/13 01:53 PM
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton crashed a news event held by Senate Democrats Wednesday, pressing them to immediately fund the D.C. government.
By Sean Lengell | 10/07/13 03:24 PM
Top brass at the Internal Revenue Service violated agency policy -- and possibly federal law -- by repeatedly using non-secure private email accounts to conduct official business, including sending classified documents to non-agency email addresses, says the head of the House oversight panel....
By Sean Lengell | 10/07/13 05:07 AM
The Supreme Court kicks off its 2013-14 season this week by reviewing a case that could lead to more money flowing into federal elections, while cases involving workplace disputes, union influence and copyright issues will fill the court's docket in the coming months.
By Sean Lengell | 10/04/13 05:14 AM
The U.S. Postal Service has long vowed that neither bad weather nor gloom of night will keep it from delivering the nation's mail. But sagging incomes, rising debt and the nation's increasing reliance on electronic communication are threatening the organization like Mother Nature never could....
By Sean Lengell | 10/03/13 06:43 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has suggested that the chamber's Republican leaders are in no hurry to let the partial government shutdown end in a move designed to gain bargaining leverage on deals to fund federal agencies and increase the nation's borrowing limit. As an Oct. 17 deadline...
By Sean Lengell | 10/02/13 04:05 PM
House Democrats are pressing for an immigration reform package that would give millions of undocumented workers a chance at citizenship, despite the government shutdown and looming debt-limit crisis.
By Sean Lengell | 09/30/13 09:15 PM
With congressional inaction putting the federal government on the brink of a partial shutdown, the public's disgust of Congress is at a record high, a new poll released Monday says. Only 10 percent of respondents to a CNN-sponsored survey approve of the way Congress is handling its job. That's...
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 05:04 AM
If Congress' showdown over a government shutdown were compared to a tennis match, the ball is now on the Senate's side of the court, but not for long.
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