By Andrew Taylor | 03/03/14 08:32 AM
The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/03/14 06:05 AM
Congress will remain shuttered on Monday in anticipation of a major mid-Atlantic snowstorm, but when lawmakers return later this week, the House will take up legislation aimed at blocking the Obama administration's regulatory reach.
03/02/14 05:04 PM
A senator who's led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes says she thinks she has the votes to pass legislation that would remove commanders from sexual assault investigations. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand thinks the vote will come this week and she believes the measure will get the...
By Washington Examiner | 03/02/14 03:11 PM
Enthusiasm for old-fashioned dirty politics - including back-room deals, vote-buying with earmarks and log-rolling - is making a comeback. Shocking as that might be for folks who thought the banishment of earmarks a few years ago marked the end of congressional corruption, what is also...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 11:31 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis and is “increasingly behaving like an enemy of international peace and international norms.”
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 10:25 AM
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers Sunday said the naivete of President Obama's national security advisers about Russian President Vladimir Putin's motivations is allowing Russia to outmaneuver the U.S. in Ukraine and other hot spots around the globe.
By Michael Barone | 02/28/14 03:55 PM
February marked the fifth anniversary of the reemergence of the label "Tea Party" in American politics. It was in February 2009 that Rick Santelli delivered his famous rant on CNBC, and a few days later, a group calling itself theTea Party Patriots was organized.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/01/14 08:57 PM
As Kelly Ayotte prepared for her first campaign speech, as a candidate for Senate in 2009, she was nervous, but not about her message. “I’m worried about my voice thing,” she confided to an aide, pausing during a run-through. “My voice tends to do this cracking sound.” “"I call...
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:19 PM
President Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:17 PM
It took barely a year in Congress for Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod to decide that she could do more for her California constituents by serving in county government.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:10 PM
Six years into his presidency, President Obama is sending Congress a budget that for once does not herald a partisan legislative showdown.
By Byron York | 03/01/14 10:08 AM
The Federal Communications Commission now says it has killed a plan to question journalists around the country to assess whether those journalists are meeting government-defined "critical information needs." The FCC had come under heavy criticism -- almost all of it from conservatives -- over...
02/28/14 06:42 PM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed legislation aimed at increasing oversight of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and reestablishing the bureau as an independent agency funded by Congress. Duffy The Consumer Financial Freedom...
By Sean Lengell | 02/28/14 03:20 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called on Congress to set up a special committee to investigate the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
By David M. Drucker | 02/28/14 12:41 PM
House Republicans desperately want their party to pick up seats in the midterm elections -- Senate seats. Frustrated by President Obama's unwillingness to negotiate and fed up with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for burying hundreds of bills they have passed since winning control of the...
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