More Congress Articles

  • Washington is divided because it has abandoned federalism

    Our basic constitutional architecture still remains, and it's frustrating for those who want to augment the role of the federal government in people's lives.

  • Democrats should back Obama, GOP postal reform efforts: Examiner Editorial

    Those in charge of running the Postal Service have had their hands tied for decades by short-sighted politicians and a powerful government employee union.

  • VIDEO: What are corporate tax inversions?

    It's a hot-button issue bound to come up on the campaign trail this fall, but what exactly is a corporate tax inversion? Washington Examiner Economics Writer Joseph Lawler sheds some light on the controversial practice.

  • If Congress is so bad, why won't Americans throw the bums out?

    For reasons that remain inexplicable to this day -- if only because they are rarely, if ever, discussed -- Congress was transformed from an assembly of private citizens devoting a few years to serving their fellow citizens to a host of career politicians critics see as mostly serving themselves.

  • EXography: Americans revile Congress --- but keep re-electing incumbents over and over

    It's the most inexplicable paradox in politics: Americans revile Congress and its inhabitants, yet are voting the same individuals into office far longer than at any time in the nation's history.

  • Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern Iraq, the...

  • Gillibrand wants to expand summer school lunches

    ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation that would expand the summer school lunch program to provide more meals to children when school is out. The New York Democrat plans to announce her bill Wednesday at an event in Oneonta. Gillibrand's office says that...

  • Congressional lawmakers react to Robin Williams' passing

    Lawmakers can agree on at least one thing: Robin Williams will be sorely missed.

  • Why Republicans may benefit from the sudden concern over immigration

    Republicans have started to turn the tables on Democrats, enabled by news stories and Images of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children who have walked over the border in Texas in recent months and are straining the resources of overwhelmed federal authorities and local communities.

  • Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada. The Republican senator believes Nevada is well-positioned in the bidding war with...

  • Why a program for the poor may be helping big banks instead

    A Clinton-era tax credit program intended to help grow businesses in low-income communities is instead benefitting big banks and private investors to the tune of more than $1 billion annually.

  • Campaign finance curbs and bipartisan censorship

    Both sides find some types of political communication offensive to them and therefore undeserving of protection.

  • Military families complain as personal cars go missing

    A surprise change in Pentagon contractors is causing headaches for rank-and-file military personnel and their families on the move this summer: The new company hired to move their personal cars isn't doing a good job, some say.

  • Republican lawmakers warn Obama is risking attack by ISIS on U.S.

    Republicans who think President Obama should intervene more directly in Iraq are now arguing that not doing so puts the U.S. at risk.

  • Peter King: ISIS 'more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11'

    President Obama's vow not to provide military support in Iraq beyond limited airstrikes and humanitarian relief amounts to "a shameful abdication of American leadership," Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said in an interview Sunday.



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    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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