By Meghashyam Mali | 03/14/14 05:11 PM
President Obama and top White House officials on Friday met with leaders from groups pushing for comprehensive immigration reform as the administration launches a review of its deportation policies.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/14/14 04:00 PM
The Republican House Oversight chairman argued in a scathing letter to the leading Democrat on his panel Friday that the pursuit of contempt charges against former IRS official Lois G. Lerner is justified.
03/14/14 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he thinks a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed isn't feasible, a remark that suggested the agreement is in trouble in the Republican-run House. Asked Friday by The Associated Press what he...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/14/14 11:38 AM
Rep. Lee Terry, a Republican who is serving his eighth term representing Nebraska's 2nd district, has been a leading proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is on hold while President Obama decides whether to grant the permit that would allow the project to finally go forward.
03/13/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fight between the Senate and the CIA over whether crimes were committed in the handling of sensitive classified material appears unlikely to be resolved in the courts, legal experts say. The simmering dispute erupted in public this week when Sen. Dianne Feinstein,...
03/13/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Caroline Krass to serve as the CIA's top lawyer amid a snooping fight pitting the spy agency against Congress and ensnaring the CIA's acting general counsel. The 95-4 vote came after Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.,...
By Sean Lengell | 03/13/14 06:47 PM
The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...
By Mark Flatten | 03/13/14 06:28 PM
Openness and accountability are important to maintain the public's trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Eric Shinseki told a congressional committee Thursday. But then he refused to answer reporters’ questions about whether top administrators were disciplined for...
By Justin Green | 03/13/14 05:31 PM
Rep. Trey Gowdy took to the House floor Wednesday to defend his proposed Enforce the Laws Act, which would empower Congress to take the executive branch to federal court for unilaterally changing or refusing to enforce federal laws. The South Carolina Republican questioned why Congress would...
03/13/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation requiring President Barack Obama to start imposing sanctions on Venezuelan officials. In the Senate, a bill from Democrats Bob Menendez and Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio compels Obama to target government officials...
By Jeremy Barr | 03/13/14 05:21 PM
The Koch brothers are getting in the way of a Senate package to aid Ukraine, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.
By Jeremy Barr | 03/13/14 04:28 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday that the chamber is “very, very close” to working out a bipartisan deal that would extend unemployment benefits for five months.
03/13/14 04:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR, and get other training. The bipartisan legislation, which...
03/13/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before she died from brain cancer last October, tiny 10-year-old Gabriella Miller of Leesburg, Va., delivered a message on YouTube to Congress: "Stop talking and start doing." This week, Congress passed legislation named after her that directs more spending for...
03/13/14 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress won't be able to authorize aid to Ukraine until after March 24 amid disagreements among several Republican. The Senate is unlikely to vote before leaving for recess Thursday evening on a bill approving $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine, sanctions on Russia...
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