| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- On the feast day of St. Valentine in the Anglican Church and various other religious jurisdictions around the globe, love may have been in the air, but not here in the Nation's capital.
About a foot of snow covered the monuments, short-...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Last month, the Senate moved back from the brink of the “nuclear option,” a parliamentary maneuver that would have allowed Democrats to confirm President Obama’s executive branch nominees without amassing the 60 votes needed to break a...
| Oct 13, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
| Dec 1, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham and others on Capitol Hill are demanding further inquiries into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, apparently convinced that the Obama administration is withholding crucial information. But I often wonder...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:50 PM
CAIRO -- Two senior Republican senators visiting Egypt on Tuesday urged the military-backed government to release jailed Muslim Brotherhood leaders and defuse political tensions between Islamists and the nation’s largely secular security forces....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:16 PM
WASHINGTON — A frantic day of legislative maneuvering ended in futility Tuesday for Speaker John A. Boehner, as the most conservative members of the House refused to back his proposed compromise to end the standoff over the federal budget.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin!
Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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The White Queen In failing health...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House condemned Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden on Thursday and stepped up a public threat to cancel President Obama’s upcoming meeting with the Russian...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Concern over the increased number of sexual assaults in the military spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an hours-long debate that has divided Congress over the best way to handle the problem.
The Defense Department estimated a 35%...