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April 27, 2016
Dems block spending bill in dispute over Iran nuclear deal
Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort ...
April 14, 2016
Spending bills advancing despite budget impasse
Even as Congress is blowing its deadline to produce a budget, a once-dominant Senate committee tried to reassert itself and ...
April 11, 2016
GOP Senate OKs Obama judicial nominee for Tennessee
The Republican-led Senate easily confirmed President Barack Obama's pick for a Tennessee federal judgeship on Monday, even ...
March 15, 2016
Lower court judges could be caught up in Supreme Court fight
More than 30 judicial nominees could end up as collateral damage in the election-year fight over President Barack Obama's ...
March 14, 2016
Senate votes to confirm King to head Education Department
The Senate narrowly voted Monday to confirm John B. King Jr. as the nation's education secretary. The vote was 49-40.
March 09, 2016
Senate committee votes to approve new education secretary
A Senate committee on Wednesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of John B. King Jr. to be education secretary.
February 28, 2016
The Latest: Rubio keeps up taunts of Trump
The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign as candidates in both parties look ahead to Super Tuesday, the biggest ...
February 25, 2016
In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home
Searching for a way to put a new justice on the nation's highest court, President Barack Obama is hoping that all politics ...
February 25, 2016
Obama's pick for Education focuses on states' role
President Barack Obama's nominee for Education Secretary told senators Thursday that the focus of decision-making on ...
February 24, 2016
Senate confirms Robert Califf as head of FDA
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration ...
February 19, 2016
Even from sidelines, governors fixated on White House race
Nearly three-quarters of the nation's governors are gathering this weekend in Washington for wide-ranging discussions of ...
February 11, 2016
Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary
President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving ...
January 28, 2016
Obama creates new cancer task force, blessing Biden's effort
President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe ...
January 25, 2016
Democratic senator blocks Obama's pick to head FDA
A Democratic senator said Monday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration as ...
January 09, 2016
In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency
Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in ...
December 17, 2015
Congress passes extension for student loan program
Congress is extending a federal loan program that provides low-interest money to the neediest students for college.
December 09, 2015
Power to the states: Education law rewrite passes Congress
Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now ...
December 08, 2015
No Child Left Behind rewrite nears final approval
The nation is on the verge of a sweeping shift in education, with states poised to gain greater control over school ...
November 20, 2015
Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind
The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair.
November 19, 2015
Congress finally close to vote on new education law
Congress is finally close to a vote to rewrite the outdated and highly criticized No Child Left Behind education law.