| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A turbulent lame-duck session of Congress came to a sudden end Tuesday as the Senate rushed to clear a lingering tax bill and some key presidential nominations in a late-night flurry of final votes.
Lawmakers signed off on a deal to extend $45 billion...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:18 PM
This is the time of year when little boys and girls are on their best behavior in a vain attempt to move from Santa's "naughty list" to his "nice list." This usually doesn't last long — a couple of weeks before Christmas and then immediately...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists.
But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall.
In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:52 PM
The first bill he'll introduce when he returns to Washington will be the American Jobs Matter act. That bill says the Pentagon should consider the impact to U.S. jobs when making procurement decisions.
HARTFORD — As he has for the past five years,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:49 AM
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the outgoing majority leader, skipped opening day in the new Congress on Tuesday as doctors orders kept him home following an exercise equipment accident last week.
The 75-year-old senator had promised to be back on the job...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:17 AM
New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate. A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate.
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Whew! Tough week for Obamacare.
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the tax subsidies that are provided to thousands of people who obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. If the high court finds...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against Islamic State.
It's a constitutional imperative....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:11 AM
David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...