As President Obama has worked toward what some have hailed as a potentially historic agreement with Iran, he has faced steely skepticism from New Jersey -- in the form of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.
Highly personal stories accompanied an emotional debate on a bill to require women to buy additional insurance if they want abortion coverage in their health insurance plans -- even if the procedure is needed because of rape or miscarriage.
House Speaker John Boehner is speaking out against interest groups on his right flank that he says are attacking him for not being conservative enough.
Tea party Republican don't like the bipartisan budget deal Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan announced yesterday, but they seem resigned that it will pass the House on Thursday.
Gridlock took an early holiday in the House as a majority seems to back a bipartisan budget deal, but acrimony has taken hold in the Senate, where Republicans are miffed that their power to obstruct confirmations has been diminished.
More than 220,000 Californians would lose jobless benefits by the end of the year under a congressional budget deal unless a last-minute extension is approved this week -- which seems highly unlikely.
House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that woulod temporarily halt budget brinkmanship and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year.
Among the more interesting aspects: Former U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco seeks to unseat Rep. Pete Gallego, a Democrat, and tea party pal Rep. Steve Stockman is challenging John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.
A bipartisan budget deal hammered out by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray is getting key support in the House, with Speaker John Boehner dismissing criticism that the measure is insufficiently conservative.
The New Mexico Democratic Party is asking the IRS to investigate a nonprofit it says is illegally coordinating with Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election campaign.
Republicans were left steaming yesterday after President Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro, with one senior lawmaker likening the act to appeasement of the Nazis.
Congress is raising questions about the secret talks with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday that the signup trend for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is turning positive.
Nearly 365,000 U.S. adults have chosen health care plans through government websites, but about 2 million others haven't chosen a plan yet, officials said.
Democrats are ready to propel another of President Obama's court picks through the Senate, now that outnumbered Republicans have less power to prevent the president from appointing judges and agency heads to long-vacant seats.