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On the crowded Hill agenda for December

Taxes, spending, immigration and more top a lengthy to-do list when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday after their Thanksgiving break. President Donald Trump...

House Republicans nervous about Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon is telling people he’s not coming after mainstream Republicans in the House the way he’s targeting senators with anti-establishment disrupters in primaries....

Russian interference probes continue in Congress

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of...

Washington is a horny town

During my days -- and nights -- as a Congressional operative in Washington, I often drank at Bullfeathers, a Capitol Hill watering hole where...

Democrats now must face sexual predators in their midst

Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual...

Scrutiny on meeting with Russian in Trump Tower

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a...

Can Congress stop Trump from launching nukes?

A Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike,...

Sexual harassment training for Congress?

Leading lawmakers are calling for mandatory training and other steps to prevent sexual harassment in Congress as the national spotlight on gender hostility in...

Equality elusive for women in Congress

They sponsor bills. They pass laws. They’re some of the most powerful politicians in the United States. But they couldn’t even wear pants to work...

Congresswomen reveal sexual harassment

For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her...