Ahead of Father's Day, Obama said in his weekly address that children need parents' time and love, plus structure. Hmm. Do 'structure' and 'youth basketball' with 10-year-olds go together?
Responding to a House resolution, the White House cited 'important US interests' in claiming authority for the 'constrained' military operations in Libya. Critics said their concerns were not satisfied.
Republicans say they'll raise the debt limit only if Congress passes 'real savings' in the form of spending cuts. Democrats prefer tax increases. A Senate vote Tuesday could offer a way to help bridge the divide.
How Congress has dealt with sex scandals has changed over time. The big issues for Rep. Weiner include whether there was an abuse of office or any use of official resources.
Reeling from the reaction to Rep. Paul Ryan's proposal to reform Medicare, an influential group of House Republicans offers an alternative plan to lock in spending and rein in the federal debt.
In an 11th-hour maneuver, Speaker Boehner derails an antiwar measure that would have required Obama to withdraw US forces from NATO's Libya mission within 15 days.
Rep. Steve Israel, the Democrats' congressional campaign chief, hasn't said Democrats will retake the House – just that they might.
The US House is to vote Tuesday on a bill that would raise the nation’s debt ceiling. But Republicans will oppose it in block, and many Democrats may cast 'no' ballots as well.
Congress had included sunset provisions in the USA Patriot Act to ensure that lawmakers revisited these measures. On Thursday, they extended three provisions for four years.