By Luke Rosiak | 09/13/14 03:40 PM
Bill Clinton said the GOP might come close to retaking the Senate in the November elections, but the Democratic Party has a chance of taking three of the five competitive seats it needs to win a majority.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/13/14 01:11 PM
A Republican congressman is criticizing think tanks like the Brookings Institution for accepting donations from foreign governments.
09/13/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their...
09/13/14 05:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue...
By Becket Adams | 09/12/14 04:48 PM
Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., in a lengthy Facebook post announced Friday that he is ending his engagement to longtime girlfriend, "soul mate" and ex-mistress Maria Belen Chapur.
By Sean Lengell | 09/12/14 04:44 PM
"I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 04:07 PM
Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.
09/12/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/12/14 03:16 PM
"That should be interesting," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday about next Wednesday's affair.
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/12/14 02:42 PM
President Obama on Wednesday made a prime-time address to the nation detailing his plan for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
09/12/14 02:09 PM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Senate was wrong for not passing the House’s patent reform bill, one U.S. Senate Democrat said. Virginia’s Mark Warner made the comments while campaigning earlier this week. Warner “I actually think the House bill was pretty good,” he said. “I wish the...
By David M. Drucker | 09/12/14 11:54 AM
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is lobbying his Republican colleagues to support Obama’s request for congressional authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of his broader plan to defeat the Islamic State.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/12/14 11:41 AM
"They're preparing to act and they'll act as soon as they're ready," said Rep. Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax issues.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/11/14 05:31 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/11/14 06:17 PM
It's the same song, second verse as the two chambers recycle partisan agenda items while heading out the door to campaign ahead of the pivotal November election.
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