By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage.
House Republicans cut planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and Democrats left them short of votes.
In a series of votes, the Republican-run Senate passed measures acknowledging the planet’s climate is changing but refused to point the blame at human activity.
Reid’s doctors said the surgery is necessary to save the Senate Democratic leader’s vision following a New Year’s Day accident.
State of the Union ad lib hints at the deep tensions that underlie the president’s call for a more bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.
Obama urges lawmakers to approve more aggressive measures to fight Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq.
The Texas governor admits there was more excitement than preparation when he ran for the GOP nomination in 2012.
Republicans unveiled plans for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.
Top pollster and media advisor among Obama campaign aides who are being wooed by the former Secretary of State.
President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which would authorize a pipeline to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.