By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 11/11/13 08:45 AM
While the House spotlights the flawed health care law rollout this week, Senate lawmakers are set to clash over confirming two new judges, with Democrats threatening Republicans with a major change that would weaken the filibuster if the GOP votes them down. And while the Senate Democratic...
By Sean Lengell | 11/07/13 06:48 PM
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging the House to draft an immigration reform bill by the end of the year, saying it is a matter of "great moral urgency." In a letter Thursday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the group's president, said...
By Sean Lengell | 11/07/13 04:27 PM
The Senate on Thursday passed historic legislation that would bar employers from discrimination against workers based on their sexual orientation, although the bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled House. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed 64-32, with 10...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/07/13 03:08 PM
President Obama on Thursday hailed the Senate’s passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would extend workplace protections to gay Americans, saying it would “help end the injustice” of employees being fired because of their sexual orientation.
11/06/13 11:02 AM
(www.politico.com) The AFL-CIO is poised to launch a high-dollar television campaign assailing House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, in an attempt to ensure that the congressional GOP pays a price if it continues to stall on an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system,...
By Paul Bedard | 11/05/13 04:27 PM
In a stunning shift in how dismally Americans view Washington, the latest Battleground Poll finds that voters for the first time want to replace their own congressman. Typically voters caught up in a “throw the bums out” mood have excluded their House member. But the highly-anticipated...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/05/13 02:04 PM
President Obama joined forces with business executives to tout the benefits of overhauling the nation's immigration laws and pledged to work with chief executives from Fortune 500 companies to push the issue.
By David M. Drucker | 11/01/13 03:43 PM
Congressional staff are not being stripped of their health care benefits and pushed into the Obamacare insurance exchanges, according to the regulations published by the Office of Personnel Management, the human resources agency for federal employees. The Affordable Care Act mandates that...
By Sean Lengell | 10/31/13 06:31 AM
After a year-plus delay, House and Senate negotiators finally met Wednesday to begin hammering out a five-year "farm bill" that would set the nation's agricultural policies and fund the food stamp program.
By David M. Drucker | 10/31/13 05:12 AM
House Republicans on Thursday began a nearly two-week recess as they sought to solidify their political standing at home and clear the way for intense public scrutiny of Obamacare’s troubled rollout.
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