| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:27 AM
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner has threatened to boot Central Florida Congressman Dan Webster from the influential House Rules Committee as retribution for challenging his role as Republican leader.
But after the initial dust-up, the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:10 PM
An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted last week on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink, according to records made available Tuesday.
A grand jury indictment filed...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:00 PM
With Republicans in control of the House and Senate, many are calling for Congress to seek legislative common ground with President Obama. My suggestion is an inexpensive "infrastructure" project: repairing the presidential line of succession, whose...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Mitch McConnell's debut as the new Senate majority leader served at least one worthy Republican cause. It made Speaker of the House John Boehner, who easily turned back an intraparty challenge on the other side of the Capitol, seem the soul of sweet...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The political dynamics of the new Congress offer opportunities and challenges for Pennsylvania's delegation.
Republicans now run the Senate and enjoy a larger majority in the House.
That puts Democrat Bob Casey in the minority for...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:37 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mia Love of Utah became the first black female Republican in Congress on Tuesday as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.
Love, the 39-year-old former mayor of Saratoga Springs, was...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown.
Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:46 PM
After not one, not two but three unsuccessful attempts to get a Homeland Security bill through the Senate that also guts President Obama's immigration plan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday it's time for a new strategy.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:03 PM
As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:33 PM
The Israeli prime minister's upcoming speech to Congress without President Barack Obama's blessing has angered Democratic lawmakers, but they see little remedy except to hope for minimal damage to their party and U.S.-Israel relations.