- Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars Updated: Nov-29-15 5:20 pm
NEW YORK - As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
- Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.
- Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo provisions Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise.
- Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC Updated: Nov-25-15 11:19 am
NEW YORK - Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm
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- Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list Updated: Nov-20-15 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.
- House OK of GOP Syrian refugee curbs is just start of fight Updated: Nov-20-15 10:00 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans have embarrassed President Barack Obama by winning veto-proof House approval of legislation blocking Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the U.S., but from here the effort may take a different turn in Congress.
- Bipartisan push in Senate for war powers after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-19-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have given new impetus to a bipartisan push to approve new war powers to fight Islamic State militants, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday joining Republican and Democratic lawmakers in calling for what would be the first war vote in Congress in 13 years.
- House approves GOP-led bill to boost Fed oversight Updated: Nov-19-15 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that supporters said would make the Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable, defying a veto threat.
- Louisiana's Boustany to lead new tax policy panel Updated: Nov-19-15 4:10 am
NEW ORLEANS - A member of Louisiana's congressional delegation will head a new House panel on tax policy.
- Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-18-15 9:40 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from President Barack Obama and other Democrats and igniting an emotional debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.
- Gov. wants Congress to stop relocation of refugees to state Updated: Nov-16-15 5:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott on Monday joined with a growing number of Republican governors who are critical of efforts by the Obama administration to relocate Syrian refugees to the United States.
- Walker: 'Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees' Updated: Nov-16-15 4:37 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that Wisconsin won't accept any more Syrian refugees to relocate in Wisconsin because doing so poses a security threat in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks.
- Analysis: Cut, cut, cower - Lawmakers back down to uproar Updated: Nov-10-15 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan promises a big, bold agenda and says lawmakers won't shy from difficult choices. But several recent votes demonstrate Congress' continuing penchant for small ball and timidity - and the tendency of lawmakers to reverse course at the first tingle of political pain.
- NY lawmakers call on Speaker Ryan to renew Zadroga Act Updated: Nov-09-15 2:33 pm
NEW YORK - New York lawmakers are calling on new House Speaker Paul Ryan to extend a law renewing health benefits for Sept. 11 first responders.
- Illinois' Congress members go on 70 foreign trips in 2 years Updated: Nov-07-15 10:41 am
CHICAGO - A newspaper analysis has found Illinois' 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips and went to 44 countries in the past two years, costing more than $518,000.
- Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage Updated: Nov-06-15 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
- Paul Ryan ushers in a more open House, for better or worse Updated: Nov-06-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Late nights dealing with scores of amendments on the House floor.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi says next president a "she" Updated: Nov-05-15 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a presidential prediction Thursday while talking about the budget.
- 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.
- House GOP picks Texas Rep. Brady as new Ways and Means chair Updated: Nov-05-15 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Texas Rep. Kevin Brady became chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Thursday after winning the approval of his fellow House Republicans as well as the backing of the chamber's new speaker.
- Denise Juneau launches campaign for Montana's US House seat Updated: Nov-04-15 5:24 pm
HELENA, Montana - The first female Native American elected to a statewide office in Montana is setting her sights on Congress.
- Rubio, Ryan back off comprehensive immigration overhaul Updated: Nov-04-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Two of the Republican Party's rising young stars - House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio - made similar calculations on the way to political advancement: Both abandoned efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
- Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat Updated: Nov-04-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and congressional Republicans must resolve dozens of policy issues and spending fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.
- Hello policy fights on spending bill, bye budget goodwill Updated: Nov-03-15 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Despite a broad budget deal, fights over Planned Parenthood, the environment and other policy issues still threaten a spending bill to keep the government running, reviving the possibility of a holiday season shutdown.