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Are Republicans really in charge? Good question

Are Republicans really in charge? Good question

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for…

Illinois Congressman repays Uncle Sam for redecorating office

Illinois Congressman repays Uncle Sam for redecorating office

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey,” according to financial records…

Is a lapse in DHS funding that big of a deal?

Is a lapse in DHS funding that big of a deal?

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House Republicans say it’s preferable to…

Republicans moving to approve short-term DHS funding

Republicans moving to approve short-term DHS funding

Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to…

Pot fight between DC, GOP could be messy, costly

Pot fight between DC, GOP could be messy, costly

The new mayor of the nation’s capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser had little…

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily…

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to defeat militants…

Boehner to Democrats: Get off their ‘ass’

Boehner to Democrats: Get off their ‘ass’

House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to “get off their ass” and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department and restrict President Barack Obama’s executive moves…

So, can we afford to let Homeland Security shut down?

So, can we afford to let Homeland Security shut down?

Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department’s…

Resistance to giving Obama new war powers

Resistance to giving Obama new war powers

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama’s war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants…

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