By Lisa Ruhl | 08/08/14 03:45 PM
President Obama announced Thursday he was authorizing airstrikes over Iraq, saying the U.S. could no longer ignore the humanitarian crisis happening there. Two airstrikes were carried out Friday morning over northern Iraq targeting Sunni Islamic extremists.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/07/14 06:18 PM
With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa dominating headlines in recent weeks, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs convened an emergency meeting Thursday during their summer recess to figure out how the U.S. can help to contain the spread of the disease -- and if an experimental drug is the answer.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/06/14 07:13 PM
President Obama wrapped up the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by highlighting the week's biggest accomplishments.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/06/14 11:53 AM
President Obama is wrapping up the three-day U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.Â
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/05/14 06:08 PM
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden focused on developing business in Africa at today's U.S. - Africa Business Forum as a part of the three-day U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/04/14 04:17 PM
Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama is waiting on a review from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder on what options he has to mitigate problems caused by the current immigration system.Â
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/01/14 02:52 PM
It was a busy week on Capitol Hill. Just before leaving for their five-week summer recess, the Senate passed a bill overhauling the Veterans' Affairs department and a bill replenishing the Highway Trust Fund until May 2015.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/01/14 08:01 AM
All eyes are on the House of Representatives today. The lawmakers were slated to leave for their August recess Thursday night but were called back into action until they hold a vote on the immigration bill addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/31/14 03:11 PM
President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order designed to "crack down on federal contractors who put workers' safety and hard-earned pay at risk."
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/31/14 01:33 PM
With more and more states opting to decriminalize marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes, new laws will be required to control the possibility of driving while high.Â The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/30/14 02:25 PM
A bipartisan group of eight Senators on Wednesday introduced new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college and university campuses.Â
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/29/14 02:35 PM
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday condemned the handling of the Malaysia Airlines crash site and the ongoing violence in the Eastern Ukraine region surrounding it.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/28/14 04:20 PM
Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced a $17 billion agreement to reform the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/25/14 03:14 PM
The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive action.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/23/14 02:25 PM
The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing Wednedsay to examine the Disclose Act of 2014. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the opportunity to lay out his opposition to the bill.
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