By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry doesn't want Congress to approve any new sanctions on Iran while negotiations continue with Tehran about its nuclear program, which the U.S. and its allies worry could eventually produce nuclear weapons. Kerry plans to brief members of the...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:29 AM
The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a bill designed to tighten government oversight of pharmacies that custom-mix prescription drugs, in the wake of last year's deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated pain injections.
By Mark Tapscott | 11/12/13 08:25 AM
Democrats in Congress are preparing a new proposal to hike the minimum wage to $10.10, with the increases to come in three steps ending in 2015.
By Rebecca Berg | 11/11/13 01:51 PM
When the Senate Conservatives Fund recently passed over Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in Louisiana and instead endorsed his primary opponent, Rob Maness, for Senate, it looked like the telltale early shots of a fierce Republican primary battle.
By Joel Gehrke | 11/11/13 11:34 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry defended President Obama from the accusation that he gave "a pass" to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by blaming Congress for the lack of military action against the regime. "He decided to use military force in Syria," Kerry told NBC's David Gregory on "Meet the...
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 11/11/13 08:45 AM
While the House spotlights the flawed health care law rollout this week, Senate lawmakers are set to clash over confirming two new judges, with Democrats threatening Republicans with a major change that would weaken the filibuster if the GOP votes them down. And while the Senate Democratic...
By Zack Colman | 11/10/13 09:59 AM
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that lawmakers will soon push for another round of sanctions on Iran in an attempt throttle its nuclear program. Graham told CNN's "State of the Union" that a bipartisan resolution to impose sanctions would come "very soon." Graham acknowledged such a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/08/13 02:32 PM
Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley on Friday released preliminary reports of how many people were enrolling in Washington, D.C.'s new health insurance exchanges and the numbers are low: » CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield: Two enrollees as of Oct. 30 » Kaiser Permanente: Three...
By Paul Bedard | 11/08/13 12:24 PM
The House and Senate practice of working three or four days a week is coming under fire from a former Senate Republican who said the schedule shortchanges the public and doesn’t give members enough time to fix the country’s problems.
11/08/13 04:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale. "We call on...
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