| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:51 PM
On the same day that Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa as a potential presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a national television audience that he might run for president too -- as a Democrat or as an independent, he hasn't decided...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:55 PM
For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress.
But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:45 PM
— When Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made some pointed remarks at a unity event for Middle Eastern Christians here this week, the hecklers booing him off stage weren't the only ones who viewed his words as "incendiary."
Lehigh Valley Congressman...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that President Barack Obama has committed "presidential malpractice" in foreign policy.
Rubio blasted Obama's moves in the Middle East.
U.S. allies are concluding that "American foreign...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:16 PM
As President Obama prepares an offensive strategy against Islamic militants, some on Capitol Hill are downplaying expectations of sweeping new military actions in Iraq or Syria.
For lawmakers, the tough politics of war may limit how much support the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives will try in coming days to pass legislation giving President Barack Obama additional funds to deal with a flood of Central American child immigrants, after Republicans who control the chamber on Thursday revolted...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:07 PM
On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:45 PM
I don’t think the House leadership intended this to be funny. But it’s pretty funny.
Faced with a rebellion from the right, House Speaker John Boehner a short time ago pulled a bill that would have authorized $659 million in emergency...