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,...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 10:59 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin completes his last year in office, the longstanding lawmaker may take a certain brand of liberal Midwestern populism with him. A so-called "prairie populist," Harkin was raised amid the social programs of the depression, witnessed the horrors...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/24/13 10:49 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the nuclear deal with Iran as less than perfect, but a chance to stop the country's efforts to build nuclear weapons. "This negotiation is not the art of fantasy or the art of the ideal," Kerry said on ABC's "This Week." "It's the art of the...
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