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Report: Congress Has Worked A Full Week 14 Percent Of The Time Since 1978  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Congress Has Worked A Full Week 14 Percent Of The Time Since 1978

The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have reported for full, 5-day work weeks 258 times – or 13.5 percent of the 1,917 weeks Congress has been in session since Jan. 1, 1978.

09/23/2014

An Islamic State militant stands on the rubble of houses after a Syrian warplane was reported shot down by ISIS forces. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

House Grudgingly Approves Arms For Syrian Rebels

Legislation gives President Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels for fight against Islamic State militants.

09/17/2014

Carney: ‘Not Going To Be A Good Year For Democrats’

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney predicts that the November midterm elections will not bode well for the Democratic Party.

09/15/2014

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

File photo of Eric Cantor. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Cantor Joining New York Investment Bank As Vice Chairman

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director.

09/02/2014

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., speaks about immigration during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. Gutierrez: Obama Can Use Executive Actions To Give Millions Of Immigrants Work Permits

Rep. Luis Gutierrez believes President Barack Obama can take executive actions on giving millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States work permits.

08/28/2014

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Establishment On Roll In House Primaries

Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party’s chances of winning in competitive congressional districts and increasing its majority in November.

08/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks briefly at a news conference on Iraq on Aug. 11, 2014 in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (credit: Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images)

GOP House Candidate: I Want To Tell Obama To His Face That He Is A Dictator

A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president’s face.

08/13/2014

16.3 billion measure would alleviate long wait times and hire extra staffers for VA hospitals. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

Senate expected to pass the $16.3 billion bill.

07/30/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers reporters' questions during a news conference to announce that Democrats will fast-track new legislation to prevent for-profit employers from refusing to cover health benefits for religious reasons at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Border Money Bill Appears Headed For Procedural Defeat In Senate

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.

07/30/2014

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