By Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 11:53 AM
There has been no shortage of energy on Capitol Hill this year, as extreme partisanship has fueled bitter and protracted battles that have kept lawmakers constantly in the news. But despite the noise, Congress has failed to advance many of its core agenda items, including the most basic of...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/06/13 11:45 AM
President Obama's freshly cut nuclear deal with Iran faces new challenges in the Senate, where lawmakers, including fellow Democrats, are intent on imposing tougher economic sanctions on Iran despite warnings that they could derail diplomatic efforts.
By Editorial Writer | 12/05/13 06:50 PM
President Obama's abuse of executive power has grown to the point that "he's becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid," Jonathan Turley, a liberal law professor at George Washington University, told the House Judiciary Committee at a Dec. 3 hearing on the issue. Turley...
12/05/13 10:56 AM
A federal grand jury in Miami has returned no charges after looking into U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's dealings with a West Palm Beach doctor and political donor, but its probe of alleged influence-peddling isn't over.
By Tim Mak | 12/03/13 04:12 PM
With the national ban on plastic guns set to expire in a matter of days, the House on Tuesday approved a 10-year extension of the ban while Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pressed for a new provision that would directly target 3-D printed plastic guns. First passed in 1988, the Undetectable...
By David M. Drucker | 11/29/13 08:45 AM
Over the course of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s career, the publicly mild-mannered Kentucky Republican has inspired passions: Among his allies, heartfelt loyalty and admiration. Among his opponents, deep-seated frustration and enmity.
By Brian Hughes | 11/29/13 08:35 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to trigger the so-called “nuclear option” and change the upper chamber's filibuster rules created a new political landscape for President Obama, easing the path for him to achieve key second-term goals.
By Sean Higgins | 11/25/13 05:40 PM
Protests usually involve alerting the media. That is, after all, the whole point: to bring attention to the protesters’ issue.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/25/13 02:49 PM
The Senate may consider legislation implementing sanctions against Iran despite a nuclear deal announced days ago by world leaders in Geneva, setting up a possible veto showdown with President Obama.
By Rebecca Berg | 11/25/13 01:42 PM
Sen. Jerry Moran, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, warned roughly 500 of the committee's top donors Monday that recent changes to the Senate's filibuster rules could hurt the economy and threaten energy and financial services sectors in particular.
By Byron York | 12/09/13
By Byron York | 12/09/13
By Richard Pollock | 12/06/13