By Charlie Spiering | 11/26/13 01:46 PM
"Mr. President, please use your executive order to halt deportations ...," immigration reform protester Ju Hong shouted at President Obama on Monday. Obama reacted by reminding Hong that if he could act without Congress he would, but it was important to abide by the Constitution and respect...
By Gene Healy | 11/25/13 06:26 PM
Man, I'm so old, I remember when conservatives used to call what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., just did the “constitutional option.” By a vote of 52 to 48, with only three Democrats defecting, on Thursday, the Senate, led by Reid, changed the rules to prevent filibusters of...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/25/13 06:13 PM
President Obama on Monday responded to critics from the Left who have urged him to issue more executive orders to bypass legislative opposition on key issues, arguing that he could not “nullify Congress." During a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in San Francisco, Obama was...
By Sean Higgins | 11/25/13 05:40 PM
Protests usually involve alerting the media. That is, after all, the whole point: to bring attention to the protesters’ issue.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/25/13 04:33 PM
A member of the House Republican leadership has set a new record, giving birth to a third child while serving in Congress. Aides to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is the communications director for the House Republican Conference, gave birth to Brynn Catherinem, who weighed in at 7 lbs 6...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/25/13 02:49 PM
The Senate may consider legislation implementing sanctions against Iran despite a nuclear deal announced days ago by world leaders in Geneva, setting up a possible veto showdown with President Obama.
11/25/13 11:47 AM
(online.wsj.com) Lawmakers struggling to hash out a budget deal could find their job easier if Congress pulls off a feat nearly as difficult: passing the first new farm bill since 2008.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/25/13 09:03 AM
One major economic development to watch is the fallout of last week's decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to deploy the "nuclear option" for nominees. The result will be that President Obama will need only 51 Senate votes for his nominees for executive branch and judicial positions.
11/24/13 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed-up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart. In an early morning announcement, Tehran agreed Sunday to a six-month...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/24/13 11:36 AM
The top Republican in Congress reacted cautiously to the deal between the U.S., key western allies and Iran to freeze its nuclear program, expressing concern that it could result in a dismantling of the international sanctions that pushed Tehran to the negotiating table. Speaker John Boehner,...
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