By Mark Tapscott | 08/14/14 09:04 AM
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.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/13/14 04:23 PM
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.
08/13/14 05:07 AM
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...
08/13/14 05:00 AM
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...
By Ed Sykes | 08/12/14 04:04 PM
Lawmakers can agree on at least one thing: Robin Williams will be sorely missed.
By Susan Ferrechio | 08/12/14 01:56 PM
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.
08/11/14 07:45 PM
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...
By Susan Ferrechio | 08/11/14 04:09 PM
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.
By Steve Chapman | 08/11/14 10:36 AM
Both sides find some types of political communication offensive to them and therefore undeserving of protection.
By Sean Lengell | 08/10/14 10:50 PM
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.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/10/14 03:23 PM
Republicans who think President Obama should intervene more directly in Iraq are now arguing that not doing so puts the U.S. at risk.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/10/14 01:46 PM
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.
By Sean Lengell | 08/08/14 01:57 PM
Boehner accused the president of being "disengaged" despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress and even members of its own administration of the growing threat posed by ISIS.
By Becket Adams | 08/08/14 12:14 PM
And the president isn't the only one who catches blame for Washington's infamously hated gridlock: Voters say Republicans in Congress are just as much a part of the problem.
By Paul Bedard | 08/08/14 08:57 AM
Americans repel when asked about the long summer vacations planned by President Obama and Congress. Their reaction: You don't deserve it.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/28/14
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