By Susan Ferrechio | 04/03/14 01:44 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Fort Hood shooting, said he believes gun laws should prohibit those with mental illness from buying firearms. “There's no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,"...
By Charlie Spiering | 04/03/14 08:41 AM
Comedian Jon Stewart highlighted the faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, blasting the company for failing to fix the problems that led to the deaths of at least 13 people.
By Richard Pollock | 04/03/14 08:20 AM
Rare bipartisanship blossomed at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing surrounding allegations that a pattern of racial and gender discrimination exists at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A CFPB investigator charged that the bureau is a “toxic” workplace for its...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/03/14 07:00 AM
As President Obama pitched a federal minimum wage increase in Michigan on Wednesday, Senate Democrats were divided over it, pushing off for a third time a planned vote on legislation that would have increased the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over three years.
By David M. Drucker | 04/03/14 05:27 AM
In rolling out his fourth spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan returned to a familiar Republican theme -- one that underscores a political vulnerability and reveals a lingering frustration. Particularly on the issue of health care, but also on jobs,...
04/02/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect benefits for the long-term unemployed took an essential step Wednesday toward likely Senate approval, despite complaints from Republicans that Democrats refuse to allow changes designed to stimulate job creation. The vote was 61-38, one more than the...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/02/14 04:30 PM
On the heels of a new federal budget plan unveiled Tuesday by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel is predicting the proposal "will be the defining issue in the midterm elections."
04/02/14 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's second-ranking Democrat says he'd be open to negotiating a compromise if Republicans block Democrats' efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says Democrats' goal remains a $10.10 minimum wage. In the coming days,...
04/02/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA, as two centrist senators joined the push Wednesday for a summary of the review to be declassified. In a joint statement, Maine Sens. Susan...
By Charlie Spiering | 04/02/14 10:30 AM
On "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., responded to former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's criticism of his new budget proposal as a "joke."
By Andrew Taylor | 04/02/14 08:19 AM
House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax hikes and Medicare cuts engineered by President Barack Obama.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/02/14 08:06 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is open to making legislative changes to the health care law, but they are likely to be minor.
04/01/14 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed to heed the recommendations of engineers to fix the part. In all, they will want to know why it took GM...
03/31/14 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A patent reform bill — one of the many introduced in Congress in recent months — was tabled by a Senate panel until later this week. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, or Senate Bill...
03/31/14 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the...
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