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  • Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to debate next military moves on ISIS

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against ISIS, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.

  • Immigrants have 'fraud loophole': Lawmakers

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and his Senate counterpart, Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the administration “quietly made several changes” this summer to its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • Wife of Rep. Andy Harris dies suddenly

    The wife of Maryland’s sole Republican House member has died. Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, wife of Rep. Andy Harris, died suddenly on Thursday, according to the congressman’s office.

  • Ryan ambushed by immigration activists

    Rep. Paul Ryan was ambushed by camera-carrying immigration activists Thursday, the latest Republican to face a tricky confrontation over the issue this month.

  • Pelosi says, unlike Gillibrand, she never endured sexist comments

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called comments reportedly made by male lawmakers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "absolutely ridiculous" and "disrespectful" but said she does not have similar tales of her early days as a House lawmaker.

  • Former Michele Bachmann campaign staffer pleads guilty

    One of Michele Bachmann's former top campaign staffers pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing money he received from the presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul. Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's presidential campaign in Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign...

  • No Republican wave in November election

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • Congress: Yes to pork, no to cutting debt

    Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.

  • No, our immigration system is not broken

    Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." President Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin — just...

  • Energy-state Democrats slam Obama plan for international climate change pact

    Vulnerable Democrats from energy-producing states are unhappy with a move by President Obama to seal a climate change pact with world leaders.

  • The least popular members of Congress? John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

    House Speaker John Boehner is the most unpopular leader in Congress, followed close behind by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to a new poll of likely voters.

  • Marco Rubio's course correction on immigration

    Rubio thinks an overreach by Obama could become a springboard for GOP action on immigration. If that happens, Rubio would like to see lawmakers take an approach far different from the Gang of Eight's comprehensive scheme.

  • Obama administration seeks to bypass Senate on climate deal

    The Obama administration's strategy for inking a climate change deal would involve voluntary pledges and binding commitments from a 1992 treaty that wouldn't require Senate ratification, according to a report.

  • Export-Import Bank faces rocky path to renewal as Congress returns

    One of the issues Congress must resolve in the 10 weeks before Election Day is what to do with the Export-Import Bank.

  • Republican veterans chairman blasts Obama speech

    The top Republican on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs panel said President Obama's executive actions "fall far short," of what is needed to fix the troubled agency, which has been plagued by scandal and mismanagement in recent months.



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