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Immigration Reform Gains Momentum, All Eyes on Boehner

Immigration Reform Gains Momentum, All Eyes on Boehner

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An immigration reform bill in the Senate now has crucial Republican support after senators struck a deal centered on border security last week.But whether the sweeping legislative package can pass t…

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Surveillance

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Surveillance

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence committees defended the National Security Agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs revealed last week, saying that the programs are “wi…

Rep. John Dingell Set to Break Record for Longest Congressional Tenure

Rep. John Dingell Set to Break Record for Longest Congressional Tenure

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. John Dingell, who is serving his 30th term in the House of Representatives, is poised to break the record next week as the longest-serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress.Next Friday…

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican and Tea Party supporter, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014, the congresswoman announced in a video posted to YouTube.In the video,…

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican and Tea Party supporter, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014, the congresswoman announced in a video posted to YouTube.In the video,…

GOP Sees the World Through Google Glass

GOP Sees the World Through Google Glass

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — This week’s Republican House meeting was a little more exciting than weeks past, and it wasn’t just because of what was on the agenda.At the request of the GOP, Google representati…

Boehner Says Jail Time Possible in IRS Scandal

Boehner Says Jail Time Possible in IRS Scandal

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner suggested on Wednesday that those who were responsible for the IRS targeting conservative groups should face jail time.“Now my question isn’t about who is going to re…

Celebrating Moms on Capitol Hill

Celebrating Moms on Capitol Hill

ABC(WASHINGTON) — A special Mother’s Day edition of ABC’s This Week gave a glimpse inside an exclusive club on Capitol Hill: women who give birth while serving in Congress.
Rep. Jaime Hererra Beutler, R-Wash., who recently announced her pr…

Going Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Brings Congress to the People

Going Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Brings Congress to the People

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Move over C-SPAN, YouTube is now bringing Congress to the people. All members of the U.S. Congress were invited earlier this week to start live-streaming video from their YouTube channels.
“Whether it’s…

Boehner Uncommitted to Gun Votes in House

Boehner Uncommitted to Gun Votes in House

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After the U.S. Senate voted down a slate of proposals to toughen the country’s gun laws Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner was non-committal Thursday on the prospect of considering similar measure…

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Mike Lee Says Budgets Are About Setting Priorities

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Mike Lee Says Budgets Are About Setting Priorities

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, says the  budget produced by Senate Democrats “grows the government, not the economy,” while the budget passed by House Republicans this week “reduces spending and de…

John Boehner ‘Can’t Imagine’ His Gay Marriage Views Shifting

John Boehner ‘Can’t Imagine’ His Gay Marriage Views Shifting

ABC/Martin H. Simon(WASHINGTON) — Hours after Sen. Rob Portman, the Ohio Republican, bucked his party and came out in support of gay marriage, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, reaffirmed his position against it in a wide-ranging, exclusive intervie…

Obama to Start Fundraising for Dems Looking to Win House Seats

Obama to Start Fundraising for Dems Looking to Win House Seats

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama assured Republicans this week that he’s not running a perpetual campaign, that “I actually just want to govern, at least for a couple years.”  But now, it appears that t…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Gabby Giffords Is ‘Doing So Well’

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Gabby Giffords Is ‘Doing So Well’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) DNC Chair and close friend of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, said “Gabby is doing so well.” Wasserman Schultz joined ABC News in a web exclusive after her appearance on the T…

House Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution on Thursday

House Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution on Thursday

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans unveiled a stopgap measure Monday to fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year, a move intended to mollify a deeply divided Congress that has fought through three years…

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Keeps Door Open for ‘Big Agreement’ on Budget

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Keeps Door Open for ‘Big Agreement’ on Budget

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — While the White House and Congress failed to reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts that began taking effect on March 1, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said she is still open to the idea of a “big agreement”…

Obama’s “Jedi Mind Meld” a Sci Fi Faux Pas

Obama’s “Jedi Mind Meld” a Sci Fi Faux Pas

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — It had no real bearing on his press conference about the very serious matter of the U.S. deficit and the upcoming sequester, but the President showed himself to be neither committed Trekkie nor St…

Upcoming Fiscal Deadline May Prove Helpful in Dealing with Sequester

Upcoming Fiscal Deadline May Prove Helpful in Dealing with Sequester

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As unbelievable as it might seem, yet another fiscal deadline hangs over Washington. Unless Congress agrees to extend funding by March 27, the federal government will shut down, but this latest deadline may actuall…

House Likely to Pass Violence Against Women Reauthorization

House Likely to Pass Violence Against Women Reauthorization

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House is likely to pass a Senate-approved version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on Thursday, sending the bill to President Obama for his signature.A rule approved in the House Rules Committe…

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats say they are not satisfied with the Republican-crafted version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, pledging to oppose it if it comes up for a vote later this week in the House.Speakin…

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