- Obama tries to put human face on Syrian refugee debate Updated: Nov-21-15 7:45 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Brushing off refugee worries at home, President Barack Obama crouched alongside migrant children on Saturday and declared they are the opposite of terrorists wreaking havoc from Paris to Mali. Working to put a human face on the refugee crisis, he said, "They're just like our kids."
- Analysis: Obama refugee argument fails as Democrats desert Updated: Nov-19-15 5:02 pm
MANILA, Philippines - As anxiety about Syrian refugees entering the U.S. took hold this week, President Barack Obama was having none of it. Halfway across the globe, he scolded politicians questioning his plan to take in 10,000 Syrians in light of the Paris attacks, dismissing them as fear-mongers scoring political points.
- House bill would allow tribes to set own labor rules Updated: Nov-17-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Native American tribes could have more autonomy in setting their own labor rules under legislation passed by the House.
- Momentum builds for reviving Export-Import Bank Updated: Nov-05-15 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Congressional backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank are close to reviving it four months after conservative foes ensured that its charter expired.
- Senate backs resolution to get rid of EPA clean water rules Updated: Nov-04-15 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.
- New day for House as Paul Ryan becomes 54th speaker Updated: Oct-29-15 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Paul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos of Capitol Hill.
- Pomp and politics: How the US chooses a new House speaker Updated: Oct-28-15 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - John Boehner, prone to shedding sentimental tears, will probably need his hankie Thursday. But you might catch him grinning, too, as he relinquishes the speaker's gavel and the burden of trying to herd defiant House Republicans.