By Sean Higgins | 07/08/14 06:42 PM
Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.
By Zack Colman | 07/08/14 09:39 PM
The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which gets its funding from federal offshore oil and gas revenue, is running up against the clock. The Obama administration and its environmental allies need the support of GOP lawmakers to keep it alive.Â
07/08/14 03:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe. Among the charges are so far unsubstantiated allegations that...
By David M. Drucker | 07/08/14 03:37 PM
The leadership shuffle caused by Rep. Eric Cantor's departure is being cited as one of the reasons health care is being punted to the fall.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/08/14 01:37 PM
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, spoke at the Center for American Progress on Tuesday morning to defend the Social Security disability insurance program.
By Paul Bedard | 07/08/14 12:41 PM
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has helped President Obama abuse his power even worse than Richard Nixon, charged Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/08/14 08:58 AM
With President Obama sending mixed signals on how he plans to handle the immigration crisis at the Texas border, some Democrats on Capitol Hill are having a hard time backing him up and others would like to avoid the question altogether. When asked if Obama has done enough so far to address...
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/08/14 08:50 AM
On Monday, Senate Democrats used the word "shutdown" 13 times to describe what would happen if Republicans don't support a compromise bill to pay for summer and fall road projects.
07/07/14 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while...
By Ed Sykes | 07/07/14 11:54 AM
Speaker of the House John Boehner says lawmakers will vote to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama by the end of July.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/03/14 01:31 PM
Roadwork nationwide could screech to a halt if Congress doesn't act soon.
06/30/14 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traditional ties between the business community and the Republican Party are fraying on Capitol Hill, where the House GOP has bucked corporate interests on a series of priorities this year, from immigration to highway funding to trade. Rebuffed in Congress, the U.S. Chamber...
06/29/14 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right? Nope. Mostly they're not. People talk about throwing...
06/28/14 04:45 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside grizzly bears, the desert tortoise...
06/28/14 05:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting...
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