By Betsy Woodruff | 09/26/14 12:10 PM
Lankford spoke with the Washington Examiner about government shutdowns, clearing the air with supporters of his primary rival, and the House Ginger Caucus.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/26/14 11:55 AM
Dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have missed two-thirds of this session's committee meetings, where much of the nuts-and-bolts work of Congress gets done, a Washington Examiner analysis found.
By Mark Flatten | 09/28/14 10:31 AM
Any attempt to ram a new nominee for attorney general through a post-election session of the lame-duck Congress would be a politically motivated act of desperation, Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday.
By Rep. Bradley Byrne | 09/26/14 04:19 PM
Just this week, President Obama clearly expanded his strategy by beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. While I was pleased to see a strong partnership with other Arab countries from the Middle East, I still do not believe a strategy, worthy of the support of Congress, has...
By Justin Green | 09/27/14 02:47 PM
Former Ohio Democratic Congressman James Traficant has died, a family spokesman announced Saturday.
By Sean Lengell | 09/26/14 05:08 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a conservative charge against holding a vote on President Obama's attorney general nomination during the lame-duck session.
By David M. Drucker | 09/26/14 04:15 PM
Experienced political observers say that even in wave years, the public doesn't make up its mind until the last minute and many key races may still be close.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/26/14 01:58 PM
"Iran is a state-sponsor of terror," Boehner said in a statement. "It has no interest in a stable, strong Iraq."
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/26/14 11:04 AM
Democratic changes to the filibuster last year should give President Obama's attorney general pick a gliding path through the Senate in the lame-duck session.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/25/14 03:10 PM
Lawmakers now haggle with executive branch officials for funds rather than each other through a process known as "letter-marking" or "phone-marking."
By Sean Lengell | 09/25/14 05:13 PM
While the United States has begun arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, opposition forces also should focus on toppling Bashar Assad, say Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/25/14 05:11 PM
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has an idea on how to make Congress work better: Make the majority women.
By Sean Lengell | 09/25/14 02:10 PM
Speculation has swirled as to who will replace the man who has served as the nation’s top law enforcement officer for the entire Obama presidency. Here’s a look at a few potential candidates.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/25/14 11:36 AM
Boehner also noted that the timing -- midterm election season -- is wrong for such an important decision on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to be made.
09/25/14 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But just $50 million of President Barack Obama's $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use, under the opaque process by which congressional panels OK...
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