| Mar 27, 2015
| 11:38 AM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 4:07 PM
One is serving two life sentences after a 2013 racketeering conviction tied him to 11 murders and other gangland crimes in the 1970s and '80s. The other has acknowledged taking part in the Boston Marathon bombing.
The crimes shocked Boston, but with...
| Mar 3, 2015
Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republican leaders to address a joint session of Congress.
Two House members — Reps....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:58 AM
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:45 PM
President Obama and Republican lawmakers are renewing efforts to officially authorize the fight against Islamic State terrorists, an issue that could become one of the earliest areas of cooperation between the White House and the new GOP-led Congress....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:13 PM
A candidate running for state Representative is a member of a closed Facebook group that claims the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which 20 children and six adults were killed was a hoax.
James McGovern, the Republican challenger...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:16 PM
President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Just before leaving for summer recess at the end of July, the House of Representatives turned to the issue of Iraq. Throughout June, President Obama had steadily increased the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq from an initial 275 to nearly 800. Military...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration's broader strategy to confront...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:32 PM
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| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON--More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps awoke on Friday to deal with the harsh reality that their benefits will decrease because emergency payments from the federal government to stimulate the economy have expired.