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  • John Boehner: We need a plan for ISIS

    Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's awaiting President Obama's plan for combating Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • Congress' approval hits pre-election low

    Just 14 percent of Americans approve how Congress is handling its job, according to a new Gallup poll. The rating is the second lowest one measured before a fall midterm election since 1974.

  • Obama's delay doesn't stop the bleeding

    Republican strategists agree with President Obama: The surge of immigrant children at the border this summer changed the politics of immigration dramatically.

  • House could take up federal funding bill Thursday

    With a Sept. 30 fiscal deadline looming and the midterm elections coming in November, the House may take up a bill without adding provisions that are frequently attached to must-pass spending bills, say those familiar with the talks.

  • Senate advances constitutional amendment on campaign finance

    It was authored by Democrats, who thought it would be blocked by GOP opposition. But Republicans voted to move ahead with the debate.

  • VIDEO: Congress is back, here's what to expect

    A few big items top the Congressional to-do list, but only a handful will get done before they leave Washington again later this month.

  • House Benghazi panel to hold first hearing next week

    The hearing will focus on the implementation of security recommendations made by the State Department's Accountability Review Board that was set up to investigate the surroundings that led to the attacks. 

  • Sen. Blumenthal: Ravens' Ray Rice should face tougher penalty

    "The video released today emphasizes how egregiously weak and wrong the initial penalty against Ray Rice was ... and it constitutes new, powerful evidence that requires the commissioner to reconsider and reach a stronger punishment," said the Connecticut Democrat.

  • Senators press for Ukrainian president to address joint session of Congress

    The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have asked House Speaker John Boehner to invite Petro Poroshenko to speak regarding his country's violent conflict with pro-Russian forces.

  • Schumer preps bill to penalize companies that inverted as far back as 1994

    The New York senator, the number three Democrat in the upper chamber, is likely to roll out the bill as likely as this week in an effort to forestall so-called corporate inversions.

  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages...

  • Dianne Feinstein denounced treachery, torture and spying on Congress

    The oldest serving senator in one of the upper chamber's most-demanding jobs, she can afford to be independent and doesn't have to worry about re-election if she decides to run again.

  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation....

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...

  • Obama, congressional leaders to meet on Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet with congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday — with the threat posed by Islamic State militants as a likely topic of discussion. Lawmakers return Monday from a five-week recess. Obama is just back from a NATO summit in Wales,...



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