David Wu (D) of Oregon will resign after the resolution of the debt ceiling debate, he announced Tuesday. A young woman alleges Representative Wu had an unwanted sexual encounter with her last Thanksgiving.
Health insurance waiver may be moved up to 2014, if Sen. Scott Brown and Sen. Ron Wyden get their way. The proposal would allow states a health insurance waiver if they developed their own healthcare solution.
Tax reformers are pushing the president, but aren't sure it's at the top of his agenda.
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) passed a Senate committee last year. If it becomes law, this flawed attempt to curtail online copyright infringement could spell big trouble for Internet freedom.
Following Senate votes Saturday, party leaders say a compromise is likely involving an extension of Bush-era tax breaks for all income levels, plus an extension of unemployment benefits.
The size of the GOP freshman class in both the House and Senate means that Republican leadership will have to take it seriously. The earmark ban in the Senate, adopted by Republicans Tuesday, represents an early victory.
Democrat Erskine Bowles, chief of staff to President Clinton, and Republican Alan Simpson, former senator, have crafted a deficit reduction and tax code reform plan that spreads the spending cuts across the government with innovative ideas for increasing revenues.