Congress

Obama McConnell Talking

McConnell: ‘We Can’t Afford To Give Up’ On Obama

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing.

01/07/2015

John Boehner Speaks

Tea Party-Backed Effort Fails To Unseat Boehner As Speaker

Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

01/06/2015

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say New Congress Won’t Accomplish More

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress.

01/06/2015

Sarah Palin Talking

Palin: Time For Republicans To Elect New House Speaker

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin believes it’s time for a new Speaker of the House.

01/06/2015

Rep. Don Young (R-AK). (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Young To Miss 1st Day Of New Congress Following Family Death

U.S. Rep. Don Young will miss Tuesday’s vote for House speaker due to a death in his family.

01/05/2015

(Photo credits from top left, clockwise: Alex Wong, Jim Watson, Justin Heiman, Mladen Antonov // Getty Images)

2014 Top Stories of the Year

2014 Top Stories of the Year

12/23/2014

Obama Talking

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Senate OKs Nominees

The Democratic-controlled Senate worked to confirm a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike late Tuesday as lawmakers neared the end of a two-year Congress marked more by gridlock than accomplishment.

12/16/2014

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Marijuana Fight Riskier For Congress In States

It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

12/16/2014

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Spending Deal May Not Offer 2015 Congress Road Map

Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.

12/14/2014

Nancy Pelosi Walking

Pelosi: ‘This Is Blackmail’

It’s now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as Tea Partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

12/12/2014

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