By Susan Ferrechio | 09/19/14 06:12 PM
House and Senate lawmakers dodged a vote on a broad military authorization for President Obama to go after Islamic terrorists in the Middle East, guaranteeing a heated debate over the issue when Congress returns after the November election.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 11:53 AM
President Obama will likely never run for office again, but for many in Congress, his name might as well be on the top of the ballot this fall.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/21/14 01:23 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said that Congress must reconvene after the November election to debate a measure authorizing President Obama to use military force in the Middle East.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/19/14 07:58 PM
"In December, it was an open-and-shut case" to continue the program, said Michael Strain, an economist at the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute. "At this point, it's a much harder call to make."
By Sean Lengell | 09/19/14 06:47 PM
The Obama administration is breathing a private sigh of relieve at Scotland's failed independent referendum, as a fractured United Kingdom would have posed global security concerns for both the United States and the U.K.
By Becket Adams | 09/19/14 06:22 PM
One in three Americans can't name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/19/14 03:47 PM
President Obama had a busy week starting at the CDC where he laid out his plan for the U.S. to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. He then traveled to Florida where he opened up about his plan to fight the Islamic State.
By David M. Drucker | 09/19/14 03:03 PM
The House has hired a new lawyer to prosecute its lawsuit against President Obama after previous counsel bowed out, citing political pressure, the House Administration Committee confirmed on Friday. William A. Burck has been retained as the lead outside attorney in a House Republican initiated...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/19/14 11:35 AM
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.
By Sean Lengell | 09/19/14 09:05 AM
From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.
By David M. Drucker | 09/18/14 05:18 PM
Republican leaders are promising a complete makeover of the Senate chamber that goes beyond changes in legislative priorities, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.
09/18/14 09:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 07:15 PM
The Senate on Thursday passed a government funding measure that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 04:12 PM
House lawmakers are expected to wrap up business Thursday and not return until the "lame duck" session after the Nov. 4 election.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 01:31 PM
A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.
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