By Sean Lengell | 09/19/14 06:47 PM
The Obama administration is breathing a private sigh of relieve at Scotland's failed independent referendum, as a fractured United Kingdom would have posed global security concerns for both the United States and the U.K.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/19/14 11:35 AM
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.
By Sean Lengell | 09/19/14 09:05 AM
From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 07:15 PM
The Senate on Thursday passed a government funding measure that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 04:12 PM
House lawmakers are expected to wrap up business Thursday and not return until the "lame duck" session after the Nov. 4 election.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 01:31 PM
A group of the most conservative House lawmakers said Thursday that Speaker John Boehner is no longer in danger of losing his gavel to GOP opposition thanks to a leadership shake-up that now includes more conservative input.
By Sean Higgins | 09/18/14 01:14 PM
Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 12 Pacific Rim countries, to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/18/14 12:28 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reminded the U.S. of its prior commitment to help his country protect its territory and asked Congress to give it the highest level of security status that a non-NATO ally could obtain.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 11:38 AM
Ryan, the presumed successor to retiring Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp if the GOP holds the House of Representatives in November, said Thursday that "there are two things that we are working on right now" to help him succeed where Camp fell short in pushing comprehensive tax reform.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/18/14 08:18 AM
After hitting a low of 28 percent favorability during fall 2013, the GOP's positive rating among Americans has risen to 40 percent, according to a new Gallup survey.
By Sean Lengell | 09/17/14 06:54 PM
House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 05:53 PM
The vote to authorize President Obama to train and equip Syrian rebel forces to combat the Islamic State was 273 to 156 and came after six hours of debate, carried over two days.
By Sean Lengell | 09/17/14 05:14 PM
"I hope they won't do it. I don't think Scots will live as good a quality of life if the 'yeses' prevail," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate's Friends of Scotland Caucus.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 04:09 PM
In a memo sent this morning to congressional offices and marked "urgent," the group told lawmakers it is withdrawing it's decision to score the bill because it includes language to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 03:03 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised his Republican counterpart, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, for supporting at least a one-year extension for the incentives, which are given to wind, biomass, geothermal and other energy sources.
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