By Susan Ferrechio | 07/24/14 02:47 PM
Despite bipartisan agreement that Congress must act quickly to help end significant wait times and neglect of patients at the nation's Veterans Affairs hospitals, lawmakers have reached a serious impasse that threatens to derail a deal just days before the August recess.
By Sean Lengell | 07/24/14 01:12 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters he expects Congress to pass a stopgap "continuing resolution" in September that would keep the government funded until late this year.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/23/14 05:58 PM
The House speaker warned that it could be impossible for Congress to green-light additional money to deal with the border crisis unless Obama publicly supports a change in a law that is slowing deportations.Â
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/23/14 03:14 PM
If Congress can agree on a plan to give President Obama supplemental money to deal with the border crisis, it's going to be much less than he asked for.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/23/14 11:07 AM
A group of House Republicans will call for sending the National Guard to the U.S. southern border, where a months-long surge in illegal immigration has flooded Texas with thousands of children from Central America.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/22/14 03:59 PM
While Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday cheered dueling court rulings on the legality of Obamacare subsidies, a conservative watchdog group has been preparing for the next big court case challenging the health care law.
By Mark Flatten | 07/22/14 06:56 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats endorsed the nomination and said they are certain McDonald will be confirmed by the full Senate as the next head of the VA.
By Sean Lengell | 07/22/14 06:38 PM
In the legal chess match over health care, the Obama administration's next move is promising.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/21/14 10:26 PM
With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/21/14 07:21 PM
The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call the Internal Revenue Service commissioner to testify for a third time in a matter of weeks, calling it "public harassment of an agency head."
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/21/14 01:08 PM
Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all? New testimony from a key Internal Revenue Service official indicates the IRS may not have lost two years of emails sent by former top IRS official Lois Lerner after all.
By Sean Lengell | 07/20/14 12:37 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday called Secretary of State John Kerry's defense of President Obama's foreign policy "delusional."
By Sean Lengell | 07/20/14 11:54 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry said "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" suggests that the Russian government supplied pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with the rocket launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
By Sean Lengell | 07/20/14 10:25 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of not doing enough with the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week, saying that “drunken” pro-Russian separatist have comprised the crash site. “Not withstanding [Russian] President...
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/19/14 12:29 PM
The Michigan Republican runs afoul of the Chamber of Commerce for opposing the Export-Import Bank and budget agreements that he thought were profligate.
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