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It’s finally over. Congress approves debt, budget deal

It’s finally over.  Congress approves debt, budget deal

After weeks of wrangling, 16 days of partial shutdown, and less less than two hours before the deadline for the government to lose its borrowing authority, Congress approved a last-minute…

GOP aides: Votes exists to join Democrats and pass a clean CR

GOP aides:  Votes exists to join Democrats and pass a clean CR

Aides to Republican members of Congress tell Capitol Hill Blue that they have the votes necessary to combine with Democrats to pass a clean continuing resolution but complain that Speaker…

Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows

Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows

Ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what he thinks about Speaker of the House John Boehner and the answer is abrupt. “He’s a coward,” Reid told his fellow Democratic Senators…

Voters to Congress: ‘Stop being so stupid’

Voters to Congress: ‘Stop being so stupid’

The roiling debate over the U.S. government shutdown is extending to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as fed-up Americans turn to social media to register their disgust with federal lawmakers for…

Vote approaches to fund government, dump Obamacare

Vote approaches to fund government, dump Obamacare

Republicans controlling the House are moving to ship to the Senate a measure that would prevent a government shutdown but cripple the health care law that’s the signature accomplishment of…

Obama unsure about Russia

Obama unsure about Russia

President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world.…

Uncertain future for immigration bill in House

Uncertain future for immigration bill in House

The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week. The Republican chairman of…

Pelosi says Republicans need immigration reform to win White House

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says immigration reform is the right thing for congressional Republicans “if they ever want to win a presidential race.” The wide-ranging immigration bill approved by…

Pelosi’s defense of NSA spying draws boos

Pelosi’s defense of NSA spying draws boos

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration’s classified surveillance of U.S. residents’ phone and Internet records. Some of…

John Boehner: A non-relevant and failed Speaker of the House

John Boehner: A non-relevant and failed Speaker of the House

When the clockers and watchers gather in Washington to talk about failure, a name that pops up most often is House Speaker John Boehner. Using terms that range from “disappointment”…