| May 9, 2015
| 6:35 AM
WASHINGTON "I find it a little sad that you feel like this is even a story," Rep. Paul D. Ryan said recently. "Because it shouldn't have to be."
The Wisconsin Republican had just been asked about the sometimes surprising political alliances he's forged,...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 3:19 PM
A whistleblower said he was fired by the Veterans Affairs Department after warning of cost overruns at the Denver VA hospital, prompting a rebuke Wednesday from members of Congress who questioned why higher-ranking executives haven't been punished.
| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:19 PM
As congressional Republicans find themselves tangled over their newly introduced spending plans, President Obama tried Wednesday to seize the moment to talk about government spending on his terms, namely a focus on opportunities for the middle class....
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:50 AM
Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy, as President Obama declared his administration would curtail deportations of immigrants in the country...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz stood outside the Capitol on a dreary Wednesday, leading the charge against President Obama's immigration plan. But it was not entirely clear who was following him.
The Texas Republican was imploring fellow GOP members to block money for...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.
Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Will House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning fall result in a rise in congressional influence for California?
Maybe, because the lawmaker perhaps best positioned to fill Cantor’s job is Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:04 PM
California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life.
Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...