| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels.
A vote could come...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:25 AM
President Obama's request for Congress to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels seemed a modest piece of the administration's new offensive against Islamic State militants.
But it has proved to be anything but easy as skeptical lawmakers...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama.
Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday.
President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:20 PM
WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- With unemployment benefits set to expire Saturday for about 1.3 million Americans, President Obama on Friday pressed for Congress to act, calling two senators who have offered legislation that would extend them for three months.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise.
Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.
The veteran Democrat’s...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters.