| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement.
After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much.
The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:58 PM
When President Obama travels to Tennessee on Friday, Air Force One will be carrying some unusual cargo: Republicans.
Obama began a three-state tour this week by highlighting areas where he intends to keep going it alone despite new Republican majorities...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:56 AM
President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:21 AM
President Barack Obama's announcement last night that he is using his executive authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation in order to focus enforcement on dangerous and violent criminals touched off howls from Republicans before he...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:21 PM
In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power.
To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine put a quick end to speculation that he might join the new Republican majority, saying it was in his state's interests for him to continue to caucus with Democrats.
"I think it's in Maine's interests to have a senator...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks he has the solution to perceived problems at the National Labor Relations Board: Make the five-member body just as deadlocked as Congress.
Alexander's recently proposed NLRB Reform Act, which has the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
U.S. officials on Friday broadly defended the response to the country's first case of Ebola, although one acknowledged that while the government was confident of containing the virus, it had been "rocky" in Dallas where the patient is in serious...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To the editor: Your editorial on my bill to reform the National Labor Relations Board reads like union talking points. Rather, the bill is simply intended to change the NLRB from an advocate to an impartial umpire in labor disputes. ("A grand design for...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:29 PM
— U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session.
The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...