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Friday, April 24, 2015
After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
Friday, March 27, 2015
For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The budget proposal unveiled this week is already running into trouble over military spending. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Republicans who back a bigger defense budget say they oppose it.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.
Monday, March 16, 2015
As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.
Saturday, March 07, 2015
A group of conservative representatives in the House are unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner and they want to replace him. Can they do it?
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Friday, February 27, 2015
With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner says the ball is in the Senate's court to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money Friday.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A Senate Judiciary subcommittee dropped "human rights" and "civil rights" from its name last month, sparking some controversy. But does the congressional name game even matter?
Thursday, February 05, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner says Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24 during his first papal visit to the United States.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first such full repeal vote in two nearly two years. Some 19 million Americans would lose health coverage under the legislation. The bill, though, is not likely to pass the Senate, where a half dozen Democrats would have to go along with it. President Obama has also promised to veto legislation that undoes his signature achievement.
Friday, January 23, 2015
A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.