By Sean Lengell | 08/18/14 10:30 PM
Vermont's Sen. James Jeffords, who died Monday, hardly was the first high-profile political figure to forsake his party.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 04:29 PM
A bipartisan group of Congress' most vocal lawmakers on matters of financial regulation is challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen over the central bank's commitment to avoiding future bailouts.
08/18/14 01:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. That's been in short supply as lawmakers have tried to tackle a surge of Central American youths entering the U.S. from Mexico and find a...
By Sean Lengell | 08/18/14 12:53 PM
The longest-serving Republican in the House introduced Anne Garland Walton, a flight nurse from Fairbanks, as his fiancee during a "Candidate Sunday" event at an Anchorage mega-church Sunday, the Associated Press reported.
By Steve Doty | 08/18/14 11:38 AM
After a 14-year Congressional run Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. will officially step down from Congress Monday.
08/18/14 11:29 AM
Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.
By Washington Examiner | 08/17/14 02:37 PM
Thanks to U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan, Americans may soon learn why a key IRS employee's emails remain beyond the reach of Congress.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/17/14 01:01 PM
A Democratic lawmaker from Hawaii and one of the first female combat veterans in Congress said the U.S. counterterrorism mission is adrift and needs to be refocused to target and dismantle the Islamic State.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/17/14 12:39 PM
Rep. John Lewis, a leader of the civil rights movement, said Sunday that the Ferguson police force's low single digit number of black officers is "shameful" and a "disgrace."
08/16/14 10:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters...
08/15/14 05:45 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference, the Oregon Democrat called for updates to the rules...
By Rebecca Berg | 08/15/14 04:35 PM
As President Obama considers using his executive authority to address border security, his own party's Senate candidates worry about how it will affect the midterm elections.
08/15/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. Rep. Hank...
By Mark Tapscott | 08/15/14 08:52 AM
What does it mean when nearly half of the American people fear that terrorists could shoot down a commercial airliner in the U.S. as Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky over Ukraine?
08/14/14 11:16 PM
By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau The U.S. Defense Department has cut red tape in a program that gives surplus military vehicles to rural fire departments, Sen. Read more on NewsOK.
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