| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz implored fellow Republicans on Wednesday to block funding for the president's immigration action a gambit that could complicate last-minute talks to keep the government open past next week.
The Texas senator also demanded a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:35 AM
WASHINGTON House Republican leaders took members' temperatures Tuesday morning on a multipart plan to avert a government shutdown and hold President Barack Obama accountable for his recent unilateral changes to immigration law.
GOP lawmakers are still...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:42 PM
House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog?
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois were among several members of Congress arrested Tuesday outside the Capitol in a protest that called for the House to take up immigration reform, which stalled after passing the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:16 AM
Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman, who was the youngest woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Tuesday she is considering running for New York's Congressional seat left vacant by disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner.
| May 6, 2009
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and television/movie star Rosie O'Donnell today highlighted the goals of National Foster Care Month by introducing the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009. Sen. Landrieu and O'Donnell, joined by the...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 8:26 PM
A government ethics panel has pushed for a deeper look into the timing of a fundraiser by Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and his vote on the recent financial regulation overhaul, his office confirmed Wednesday.
The Office of Congressional Ethics referred...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 2:00 AM
A Congressional ethics body is investigating whether campaign contributions to Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and seven other congressmen influenced their votes on last year's financial regulatory reform bill.
Campbell's spokesman confirmed Thursday that...
| Oct 29, 2009
| 6:13 AM
With the month-long summer coup and assault conviction hot on their minds, the Queens Democratic Party seem to have had enough of State Senator Hiram Monserrate's theatrics.
The party, along with the endorsement of its leader Representative Joseph...
| May 27, 2008
Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Brookhaven???s Democratic supervisor, Brian Foley, running for the state Senate seat of veteran Republican Caesar Trunzo, saying he will ???bring a new level of energy??? to...