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File photo of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Ryan To Chair Tax Panel, A Possible 2016 Platform

House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond.

11/18/2014

Immigrants Arrested

More Illegal Immigrants Making States Along East Coast Their Home

Immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border.

11/18/2014

Study Shows What Democrats and Republicans Name Their Kids

The creator of the baby names app “Nametrix” has revealed what Republicans and Democrats tend to name their little bundles of joy.

11/18/2014

File photo of former Gov. Haley Barbour. (Credit: Justin Sulliva/Getty Images)

Former Gov. Barbour Calls Obama’s Policies ‘Tar Babies’

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour acknowledges he used the term “tar babies” to describe President Barack Obama’s policies, but says “neither the context nor the connotation was intended to offend.”

11/14/2014

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New GOP Senators Show Moderated, Cooperative Tone

New Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.

11/12/2014

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says there can be debate about whether 30 or 40 hours a week is the threshold for the ACA. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Axelrod: Room For Compromise With GOP On Obamacare

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says there can be debate about whether 30 or 40 hours a week is the threshold for the ACA.

11/11/2014

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) speaks during day two of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 30, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Obama Will Lead US Into ‘Constitutional Crisis’ If He Acts Alone On Immigration

Republican Sen. Mike Lee warns that President Barack Obama will lead the United States into a “constitutional crisis” if he goes ahead and takes executive action on immigration.

11/07/2014

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) questions witnesses from the State and Treasury departments during a hearing about the ongoing P-5+1 talks with Iran in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Corker: Obama ‘Has Undermined Any Real Attempt To Solve Immigration Issue’ Due To Executive Order

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.

11/07/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Newly-Elected Senators Significantly Younger Than Predecessors

The next Senate will be slightly younger than the current one.

11/06/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

W.Va. Senator Switches Parties, Giving GOP Control

Democratic Sen. Daniel Hall said he switched to the Republican party Wednesday, a move that will help the GOP secure a majority in the upper chamber of the West Virginia Legislature.

11/05/2014

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