VA Problems Mount As Missteps ContinueThe Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple in fact.
Senate GOP Blocks Legal Funds For Immigrant ChildrenA GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America.
House GOP Leader Admits Speaking To White Supremacist GroupIn a revelation that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach out to minorities in 2016, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists, though his office denies any association with the group's social views.
House GOP Attempts To Satisfy Far-Right Members And Obama In Immigration DebateHouse Republicans debated how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration, with GOP leaders anxious to craft a solution that satisfies the demands of their most conservative members without courting a government shutdown.
House GOP Schedule Companion Vote On Bill To Block Obama From Extending Deportation ReliefHouse Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.
Reid: Boehner 'Spooked' Out of Immigration Reform By Tea PartySenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.
Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has 'Peaked'At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”
Goodlatte: 'I'm Ready To Move Now' On Immigration ReformHouse Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said he is ready to “move now” on amnesty legislation, saying that “immigration reform needs to be done.”
Obama Mocks GOP On Health Care Repeals: 'Fiftieth Time Is A Charm'If President Barack Obama and Democrats have their way, voters will see this year's midterm elections as a stark choice: Republicans pushing failed policies from a bygone era versus Democrats advocating for freedom and opportunity for all Americans.
Boehner 'Hopeful' Of Immigration Action This YearSpeaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year's end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue.
Boehner: 'There Have Been No Decisions About What Exactly' House Republicans Will DoHouse GOP leaders moved Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate plan to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.
Obama To Use Personal Appeals For Immigration ReformPresident Barack Obama will try to ratchet up pressure on House Republicans this week to pass legislation overhauling the nation's immigration laws.
Senate Dems Reject House GOP Limits, Push Billions In Additional Domestic SpendingDemocrats controlling the Senate are pushing to spending billions of dollars more than their House GOP rivals on transportation and housing programs despite tough budget limits that promise to roll the increases back.
Senate Dems Ignore Budget Limit, Add $91B To Spending CapWith efforts on a broader budget deal foundering, Senate Democrats moved ahead Thursday with spending bills that ignore a second year of spending cuts mandated under the 2011 budget and debt deal.
GOP Continues Benghazi Probe, 2016 Elections Possibly At StakeHouse Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications for the 2016 presidential race.