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July 15, 2016
On Capitol Hill dysfunction reigns, GOP leaders fall short
In an election year featuring loud demands for change, Congress and its Republican leaders have delivered more of the same.
July 14, 2016
Lawmakers to go on recess without addressing Zika
Congress is about to leave for a seven-week vacation without giving the Obama administration any of the $1.9 billion it's ...
July 13, 2016
$32B House Interior, EPA spending bill faces veto threat
A divided House is about to pass a $32 billion spending bill for the Interior Department and environmental regulations as ...
July 07, 2016
Dems block Senate defense bill, fear domestic spending cuts
Senate Democrats sidetracked a $575 billion defense bill for next year late Thursday and threatened to shut down Congress' ...
June 29, 2016
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported US
A Senate panel decided Wednesday to provide an additional 4,000 visas to allow Afghans who sided with the American-led ...
June 27, 2016
Jesse Williams moves BET Awards crowd with passionate speech
Actor Jesse Williams brought the energy of a civil rights rally to the BET Awards Sunday night as he accepted the ...
June 23, 2016
Obama threatens to veto GOP-backed bill on Zika virus aid
The White House Thursday promised that President Barack Obama would veto the long-delayed response of the ...
June 22, 2016
House, Senate GOP seals agreement on $1.1B Zika measure
House and Senate Republicans sealed an agreement among themselves Wednesday night on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the ...
June 21, 2016
Congressman convicted in case that entangled son, wife
In his heyday, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah flew with the president on Air Force One, doled out millions in science and education ...
June 16, 2016
GOP plan promises to reclaim congressional powers
The latest piece of the campaign agenda commissioned by House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to reclaim powers ceded to the ...
June 09, 2016
Republicans defend display of Confederate imagery in Capitol
House Republican leaders have blocked a Democratic congressman from Mississippi from offering legislation to ban Confederate ...
June 09, 2016
House panel would block Obama rules on 'payday' loans
A powerful House panel is coming to the aid of payday lenders, moving to delay Obama administration regulations aimed at ...
June 08, 2016
Ryan clamps down after LGBT rights plan sank energy bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who's in charge of the GOP-run House, is cracking down on Democrats' ability to win floor votes on ...
June 07, 2016
Senate GOP drops push to 'defund Obamacare'
Republicans controlling the Senate are abandoning an effort to use their power over the federal purse strings to block ...
May 28, 2016
Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best
Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to ...
May 26, 2016
GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights
Angry House conservatives voted down a routine spending bill Thursday in a fight over gay rights, underscoring the passions ...
May 24, 2016
Ryan weighs House floor change after gay rights flap
Speaker Paul Ryan is taking steps to bring greater order to the House floor after a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment ...
May 18, 2016
Illinois fights US spy agency decision to stay in St. Louis
Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St.
May 17, 2016
GOP ekes out win on Library of Congress' immigration terms
Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how ...
May 11, 2016
Senate blocks measure to forbid buys of Iran 'heavy water'
The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year's landmark international nuclear deal ...