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Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Boehner Not Blinking in Budget DeadlockAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With sequestration set to strike on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol after a nine-day recess with no apparent change in his political posture: If the $85 billion cuts are...

Obama Enlists Governors to Help Get Sequester Deal

Obama Enlists Governors to Help Get Sequester DealOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- With less than five days to prevent $85 billion in sweeping, automatic budget cuts, President Obama Monday asked the nation’s governors to help pressure Congress to compromise on a deal to a...

Rep. Eliot Engel: The Sequester Is ‘Stupid’

Rep. Eliot Engel: The Sequester Is ‘Stupid’ABC (WASHINGTON) – Speaking Sunday morning on ABC News’ This Week, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, called the automatic spending cuts — also known as the “sequester” — that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 a &ldquo...

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay MarriageiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a main provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, but in the legal paper filed with the judiciary it may have signaled a wider push for same-sex marriage as...

South Carolina TV Wars: Mark Sanford vs. the World

South Carolina TV Wars: Mark Sanford vs. the World(former) South Carolina governor website (CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Mark Sanford wants you to know that he has learned from his mistakes and will try to change Washington if he gets there.That’s the message of his first TV ad, now visible on cable air...

GOP Frosh Bill Would Fund Cops in Schools

GOP Frosh Bill Would Fund Cops in SchoolsDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A freshman House Republican is introducing a bill that could bring the National Rifle Association’s proposal for more armed police officers guarding schools to fruition.The Protect America’s Schools ...

Rep. Steve Cohen Confesses to Secret Daughter

Rep. Steve Cohen Confesses to Secret Daughtercohen.house.gov(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., was spotted trading tweets with a young woman during the State of the Union address and his “ilu” signoffs -- digital shorthand for "I love you" -- prompted inquiries into the identi...

Boehner Challenges Senate to Enact Obama’s State of the Union Agenda

Boehner Challenges Senate to Enact Obama’s State of the Union AgendaAlex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) ) -- While the majority of congressional Republicans oppose most of the policies President Obama outlined during his State of the Union address Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner deflected attention away from Republica...

Pelosi to ‘Interview’ Stephen Colbert at House Dem Retreat

Pelosi to ‘Interview’ Stephen Colbert at House Dem RetreatSarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will “interview” Stephen Colbert in front of the full House Democratic Caucus at their retreat in Leesburg, Va., on Friday, multiple Demo...

Boehner Won’t Rush Immigration Overhaul Through House

Boehner Won’t Rush Immigration Overhaul Through HouseChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday praised the ongoing efforts of two bipartisan groups of congressional lawmakers, but he emphasized that an effective overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws will...

House Holds Its First Hearing on Immigration Reform

House Holds Its First Hearing on Immigration ReformiStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday will take its first concrete steps this year toward addressing comprehensive immigration reform, an issue that has traditionally failed to gain traction in the lower chamber....

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include RevenueABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) -- Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans ...

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include RevenueABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) -- Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans ...

House of Representatives Historian Launches Website

House of Representatives Historian Launches WebsiteiStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Imagine it is Dec. 8, 1941.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt has just addressed Congress in order to request declaration of war after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.Which congressman fought in favor o...

Debt Ceiling Vote: Who Crossed Party Lines in the House?

Debt Ceiling Vote: Who Crossed Party Lines in the House?iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House vote on extending the debt ceiling for three months was one of the more truly bipartisan votes we’ve seen in a while. A significant number of Republicans -- 33 of them -- voted against the bill put ...

Virginia Lawmaker Brandishes AK-47 on House Floor

Virginia Lawmaker Brandishes AK-47 on House FlooriStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A Virginia state lawmaker brandished an AK-47 on the floor of the state House of Delegates on Thursday.Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey, a Democrat hailing from the Richmond area, showed off the weapon while pushing for...

House to Vote on Delayed Superstorm Sandy Relief

House to Vote on Delayed Superstorm Sandy ReliefMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is poised to vote on Tuesday to provide about $50 billion of additional relief for the region impacted by Superstorm Sandy last fall.The base bill, known as the Hurricane Sandy Disast...

White House Denies Call for Trillion-Dollar Coin to Avoid Debt Ceiling

White House Denies Call for Trillion-Dollar Coin to Avoid Debt CeilingPhotodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration has killed any notion of minting trillion-dollar platinum coins to solve the nation’s debt ceiling woes.In a written statement released Saturday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney ...

President Obama Signs Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

President Obama Signs Hurricane Sandy Relief BillWhite House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama signed a bill into law Sunday that allows the National Flood Insurance Program to help meet new claims from damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy, The Hill reports. The $9.7 billion bill, H.R. 41, provides a sho...

Congress Approves Compromise to Avert Fiscal Cliff

Congress Approves Compromise to Avert Fiscal CliffiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives has approved a bipartisan Senate deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" and preserve Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans making less than $400,000 per year.The compromise is now on its way to...

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