| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:43 AM
This congressional session is historic: It's the least productive, most unpopular in memory, and makes the 80th Congress, famously labeled "do nothing" by President Harry Truman, appear prolific.
For the first time, public approval of Congress is...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON — After a contentious debate, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved President Obama’s pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security without a single Republican vote.
The party-line maneuver opens the way for the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Well, yes, the senators were angry. Listen to them justify getting rid of the filibuster for judicial nominees: 1. “Every judge nominated by this president or any president deserves an up-or-down vote. It’s the responsibility of the Senate....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security moved a step closer to confirmation Wednesday, advancing to the full Senate after a swift committee vote.
At a time when many top presidential appointments have been...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department soared through his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday with little of the usual partisan politics that have blocked many of the president's recent nominees....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:26 AM
ABC's "This Week" will offer an in-depth interview with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has been blasted for his strategy on the government shutdown.
"There's an old saying that 'politics, it ain't beanbag.' And, you know, I'm not serving in office...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The White Queen In failing health...
| Oct 8, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service has been caught for years in a lose-lose situation. It's supposed to be an autonomous, self-sufficient agency, yet Congress limits its independence by demanding the impossible. The Postal Service is somehow supposed to cope with...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Environmental groups have been attacking crop insurance premiums and other farm bill subsidies, suggesting that it's time to get large, wealthy farmers off the government dole.
The Environmental Working Group offered a good example of the growing...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...