By Susan Ferrechio | 04/03/14 02:09 PM
A Republican-led House panel will decide next week whether a former top IRS official should be held in contempt of Congress. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a vote April 10 to decide whether to find Lois Lerner in contempt. Lerner served as the D.C.-based IRS...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/03/14 01:44 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Fort Hood shooting, said he believes gun laws should prohibit those with mental illness from buying firearms. “There's no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,"...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/03/14 07:00 AM
As President Obama pitched a federal minimum wage increase in Michigan on Wednesday, Senate Democrats were divided over it, pushing off for a third time a planned vote on legislation that would have increased the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over three years.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/02/14 02:41 PM
Democrats were quick to trumpet the 7.1 million enrollment figure for Obamacare's federal and state exchanges. But critics said that number failed to address many questions about who has signed up and insist that the fate of President Obama's signature domestic initiative is still up in the air....
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/02/14 08:06 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is open to making legislative changes to the health care law, but they are likely to be minor.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/01/14 04:35 PM
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/01/14 10:31 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday raised the curtain on his ten-year budget blueprint, unveiling a plan that balances the budget, reforms Medicare and Medicaid and simplifies the tax code.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/31/14 06:22 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke “undoubtedly deserved” the reprimand he received from the Arizona State Bar for leaking information to the press about the gun-running operation. Issa said it also justifies the GOP-led lawsuit against Holder for...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/31/14 06:07 AM
The Senate this week will take up medicare payment legislation and a jobless benefits bill while the House votes to redefine the full time work week under Obamacare and clear a Ukraine loan and sanctions bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a test vote Monday on what lawmakers...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/28/14 11:51 AM
Charles Koch, 78, and David Koch, 73, who run the second-largest privately held company in the country, are pouring a chunk of their vast fortune into helping Republicans take back the Senate.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/28/14 11:41 AM
Democrats are out to make the Koch brothers the most infamous campaign donors in the 2014 election cycle. But they are hardly the biggest spenders, nor is Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) they support, at the top of the list. That distinction belongs to the nation's labor unions,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/28/14 11:34 AM
Senate Democrats, fearful of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious, populist "Fair Shot for Everyone" agenda that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention from Obamacare.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/27/14 06:44 PM
Congress took a small step toward renewing federal unemployment insurance benefits on Thursday with a Senate vote to begin debate on a jobless pay measure. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in a 65-34 vote on the bill, which would restore benefits for five months and provide retroactive pay for...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/27/14 03:46 PM
The House and Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation endorsing President Obama's plan to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine and to sanction Russia for invading the country, moving a step closer to clearing the measure for the president's desk. Each chamber passed slightly...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/26/14 02:52 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Wednesday the problems associated with signing up for Obamacare are not caused by the glitch-filled healthcare.gov website. Rather, it’s the enrollees who need a lesson in using a computer.
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