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President Barack Obama says he's "not at all" resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Republicans Leave Bipartisan House Group Because They Don’t Trust Obama

A bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.

09/20/2013

File photo of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. Ryan: House Will Take Up Immigration Reform This Fall

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won’t be supporting the bill that passed the U.S. Senate.

09/13/2013

File photo of Jim DeMint. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DeMint: ‘De-Funding’ Health Care Law Is Best Option

Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

08/27/2013

According to researchers from Indiana University, campaigns can use Twitter to successfully predict the winner of most political races.  (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Twitter Activity Nearly Flawless In Predicting Election Winners

The more Twitter activity there is about a political candidate, the more likely they are to win their election, a new study finds.

08/13/2013

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Barney Frank: I’m A ‘Pot-Smoking Atheist’

Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God.

08/05/2013

File photo of the Capitol building. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.

07/31/2013

President Obama addresses the audience before presenting the 2012 National Medals of Arts and Humanities during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

House Defies Obama Administration In Energy Budget Bill

The House on Wednesday voted to slash money for renewable energy research and defy the Obama administration’s decision to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in a bare-bones annual spending bill for energy and water programs.

07/11/2013

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress Expands Its Own Budget, Moves To Cut Others

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.

05/22/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to members of the press as she arrives at the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 29, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Suggest Terrorism Involved in Boston Bombings

With little official information to guide them, members of Congress strongly suggested on Monday that the deadly Boston Marathon explosions were acts of terrorism and vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice.

04/15/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate and House Hold Moments of Silence for Boston

With moments of silence in both houses of Congress, lawmakers are marking the deadly explosions that occurred at the site of the Boston Marathon.

04/15/2013

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