A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party.
A former federal prosecutor says he’s surprised that the Obama administration chose attorney Zachary Fardon to head the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago.
The Senate has rejected a Republican amendment to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
Seeking maximum political gain from the string of controversies swirling around the White House, Republicans are on the attack against Democratic lawmakers who accepted donations from the union that represents Internal Revenue Service employees.
Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.
There they go again: The House is debating another GOP bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation’s most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure.
As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether opposition, thus far subdued, builds into the same kind of fierce backlash that shut down Congress’ last attempt to remake the nation’s immigration system.
This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. After years of gridlock, there are ideas whizzing all around Washington.
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