| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the country, his office announced Wednesday.
Gutierrez, a Democrat,...
| Jul 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn't think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him.
Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online. He owed...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:57 PM
The Social Security Administration applies inconsistent criteria when deciding whether to close its field offices, and it rarely involves local officials or the public in the process, a Senate committee says in a bipartisan report to be released...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader.
Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond?
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month.
The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:11 PM
This week the Senate is expected to take up President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage, and it has precisely zero chance of becoming law. That's unfortunate, not only because raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do but because there is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were "not necessarily coldhearted" in their policies but then devoted much of his speech at the University of Michigan to lampooning GOP opposition to his views on economic issues,...