| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:59 PM
WASHINGTON – Vividly describing the deaths of more than a thousand people in an alleged nerve gas attack outside Damascus, President Obama spoke to the nation from the East Room of the White House to argue his case for why the United States must...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate will recess until Tuesday in response to the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Moments after the Senate returned to work on Monday, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that two scheduled votes on nominations...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
President Barack Obama and Gov. Tom Corbett are heading to the other's turf to raise money this month.
The White House announced Tuesday that Obama would travel to Philadelphia Thursday night to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The new congressional budget deal, as announced Tuesday evening by Republican Rep. Paul D. Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, was light on fiscal details and big on buzzwords that have not exactly carried the day in Washington recently: Compromise....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON — For the third time in as many weeks, Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on one of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, spurring Democrats to renew their threat to change long-...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional budget negotiators reached a hard-fought deal Tuesday aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, agreeing on a plan that would restore some money to programs hit by impending across-the-board cuts but trim spending...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — In what may be Act 2 in the decline and fall of campaign funding laws, the Supreme Court appears poised to lift the lid on the total amount the wealthy can give directly to all candidates and political parties.
Increasingly, the money...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- With the federal government heading toward a possible shutdown Oct. 1, one might expect Congress to be racing the clock to avert that outcome.
Congress tends to resolve tough problems only at the final hour, when all other...