By Sean Lengell | 12/03/13 03:43 PM
The No. 2 House Democrat said he won't support another short-term bill to keep the government funded past mid-January if it sets spending levels at the Republicans' preferred annual rate of $967 billion. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland added that Congress' increasing reliance on...
By Sean Lengell | 12/02/13 02:17 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a conservative Christian university's challenge to several key parts of President Obama's health care law. Liberty University had argued the law's employer coverage requirements, individual mandate and contraception coverage requirements are...
By Sean Lengell | 11/18/13 07:59 PM
Senate Republicans on Monday night once again blocked a key White House judicial nominee, heating up calls from Democrats who say it's time to change the rules to make it more difficult for the minority party to filibuster. Robert Wilkins' nomination to fill one of three vacant seats on the...
By Sean Lengell | 11/15/13 06:58 PM
Immigration reform advocates on and off Capitol Hill say they won't take House Speaker John Boehner's "no" for an answer and will continue to press Congress to immediately move on legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief...
By Sean Lengell | 11/15/13 06:52 AM
Bill de Blasio says his landslide victory in the New York mayor's race proves that voters have chosen a "progressive path." But making good on promised reforms will be far trickier than his almost 50 percentage-point win. He has portrayed his megalopolis as a "tale of two cities," where almost...
By Sean Lengell | 11/14/13 07:05 PM
House Democratic leaders are holding firm in their support for President Obama's health care law, saying the Affordable Care Act is "working" and that no apology is necessary regarding its problem-plagued rollout. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said her members "positively...
By Sean Lengell | 11/14/13 12:14 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned whether changes are needed in a decades-old labor law that governs bargaining agreements between private-sector unions and employers.
By Sean Lengell | 11/13/13 02:48 PM
A new poll shows voter frustration toward Republicans has significantly waned in recent weeks, with the GOP negating a 9 percentage-point disadvantage in generic polling and now running even with Democrats.
By Sean Lengell | 11/08/13 05:23 AM
The Supreme Court is set to take up a major union-rights case this month that is poised to have broad ramifications on how unions organize as well as a 78-year-old federal labor law.
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...
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