| 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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 10:53 AM
I haven’t been feeling my usual manly self lately. I keep messing things up in a clumsily absurd fashion and feel an overwhelming desire to spend time with a large and inordinately expressive reindeer.
I wasn’t sure what brought on this...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 3:01 PM
A national leader's appearance before the U.S. Congress is usually a source of pride and unity. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington — opposed by the White House and many Democrats — has Israel in uproar.
| 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.
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:24 PM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's flamboyance caught up with him this week, when the "Downton Abbey" makeover of his congressional digs metastasized into a case study for disastrous political communications.
The new decor triggered an ethics complaint against the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:41 AM
Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants beheading their captives and burning one...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:38 PM
In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the stage for an oration by an outspoken pontiff whose views on immigration and global warming clash with...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County lawmaker frequently at the center of Democratic messaging on the economy, will serve as the top campaign fundraiser for House Democrats in the next election.
Long viewed as a rising star in the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Come January, the U.S. House and Senate will have 104 women members.
On the surface, that is a huge accomplishment. It has taken women nearly 100 years — since 1916, when Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin to the House — to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation's capital.
On Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:22 PM
With billionaire Tom Steyer opting out of California’s U.S. Senate race on Thursday, the most likely major rival for Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris appears to be former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
For now, Harris is the lone major...