By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 11:42 AM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on President Obama to lift restrictions on natural gas exports to help Ukraine free itself from Russia's military and economic grasp. “The U.S. Department of Energy's excruciatingly slow approval process amounts to a de facto ban on American natural...
By David Limbaugh | 03/04/14 11:32 AM
Former Washington Post Managing Editor Robert Kaiser took to the opinion pages of the Post to lament the disintegration of the good old days in Washington when political life was wonderfully collegial and lawmakers had fun governing. Oh, the irony of this Beltway liberal's devoting 2,225 words...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 10:22 AM
Having fended off a baffling challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Sen. John Cornyn appears poised to glide to victory in the Republican primary contest Tuesday. In a recent poll, Cornyn held a commanding lead over Stockman among likely voters, with 62 percent to 16 percent.
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
By Byron York | 03/03/14 07:10 PM
The Senate will soon vote on President Obama's nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. There are a number of reasons many Republicans oppose the nomination, most prominent among them Adegbile's passionate and...
By Sean Lengell | 03/03/14 03:58 PM
Capitol Hill Republicans on Monday suggested President Obama was partly to blame for Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, saying foreign and military policy mistakes by the administration have emboldened Russian President Vladimir Putin to act without fear of American pushback.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/03/14 02:01 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for House Democrats, on Monday named 16 candidates to its "Red To Blue" program, which identifies districts in which Democrats have a high chance of winning a seat from a Republican.
By Tim Mak | 03/03/14 11:50 AM
Former White House staffer Ronnie Cho is strongly considering a congressional run in Arizona, sources tell the Washington Examiner. Cho, the former associate director for the White House's Office of Public Engagement, has been taking calls encouraging him to run in Arizona since Democratic...
By Andrew Taylor | 03/03/14 08:32 AM
The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/03/14 06:05 AM
Congress will remain shuttered on Monday in anticipation of a major mid-Atlantic snowstorm, but when lawmakers return later this week, the House will take up legislation aimed at blocking the Obama administration's regulatory reach.
03/02/14 05:04 PM
A senator who's led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes says she thinks she has the votes to pass legislation that would remove commanders from sexual assault investigations. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand thinks the vote will come this week and she believes the measure will get the...
By Washington Examiner | 03/02/14 03:11 PM
Enthusiasm for old-fashioned dirty politics - including back-room deals, vote-buying with earmarks and log-rolling - is making a comeback. Shocking as that might be for folks who thought the banishment of earmarks a few years ago marked the end of congressional corruption, what is also...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 11:31 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis and is “increasingly behaving like an enemy of international peace and international norms.”
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 10:25 AM
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers Sunday said the naivete of President Obama's national security advisers about Russian President Vladimir Putin's motivations is allowing Russia to outmaneuver the U.S. in Ukraine and other hot spots around the globe.
By Michael Barone | 02/28/14 03:55 PM
February marked the fifth anniversary of the reemergence of the label "Tea Party" in American politics. It was in February 2009 that Rick Santelli delivered his famous rant on CNBC, and a few days later, a group calling itself theTea Party Patriots was organized.
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