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A majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. needs a third political party because the existing Republican and Democratic parties are doing “such a poor job” representing the people.   (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

D.C. Lawyer Says Congress Wants Control of Spending

Even though he personally supports giving the District of Columbia more power over its local budget, the city’s attorney general told a federal appeals court Friday that Congress has made clear that it wants to maintain control of the purse strings.

10/17/2014

Sen. Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota, speaks about net neutrality for the Internet during a discussion hosted by the Free Press Action Fund on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 8, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Franken To Obama: Don’t Bypass Congress To Close Gitmo

In their race for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat, Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden are arguing about a controversial high-security prison some 2,000 miles away.

10/14/2014

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and law enforcement and elected officials to discuss gun safety on Feb. 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: Would Be ‘Very Healthy’ For US If Congress Debates ISIS Terror Threat

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be “very healthy” for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.

10/07/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser to renew the James Zadroga Act at the United Federation of Teachers union on Sept. 16, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: World Trade Center 9/11 Aftermath Was A Scene Out Of ‘Dante’s Inferno’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help.

09/17/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Using Ground Troops To Combat ISIS If Expanded Military Campaign Fails

The nation’s top military leader told Congress Tuesday that he will recommend President Barack Obama consider using ground troops to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) if the expanded military campaign to the president laid out last week fails.

09/16/2014

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Pelosi: Dems Never Treated Bush The Way Republicans Treat Obama

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats never treated President George Bush as badly while he was in office as Republicans do with President Barack Obama.

09/16/2014

President Obama speaks to the nation about his strategy to fight ISIS. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Analysis: Obama On Pace This Year To Deport Fewest Number Of Immigrants Since 2007

President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

09/11/2014

President Obama delivered his prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Congressional Reaction To Obama’s Speech

General approval from Democrats and Republicans in Congress to the president’s ISIS strategy address to the nation.

09/10/2014

President Obama speaks to the nation about his strategy to fight ISIS. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Outlines Plan To Defeat Islamic State

Strategy will include U.S. led air strikes and the training and arming of Syrian rebels opposed to the Islamic State group. He promises no “boots on the ground” for American forces.

09/10/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

House Condemns Obama For Failing To Give Notice To Congress About Bergdahl-Taliban Swap

The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

09/10/2014

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