Forget President Obama's health care reconciliation. The real abuse of power is the filibuster.
A compromise climate bill being developed in the Senate may drop controversial cap and trade legislation passed by the House.
Criticisms of climate change science are piling up as public concern wanes. But evidence of global warming continues to accumulate.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the House of Representatives what he called an 'attack on insurance companies.' On Wednesday, in a bipartisan vote, the House stripped health insurance companies of their exemption from federal antitrust laws.
Twelve senators so far have opted not to run again, the second-highest number of retiring senators in 75 years. Among their frustrations: the Senate's increasingly partisan climate.
Everybody from tea partiers to Republican lawmakers to GOP chief Michael Steele is listing their political priorities and goals. Republicans are hoping to repeat Newt Gingrich's 1994 success in taking over the House with his 'Contract With America.'
The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, found that 54 percent of Americans polled say the 17-year-old 'don't ask, don't tell' law that forbids openly homosexual men and women from serving in the military should be reversed.
J.D. Hayworth, who is contesting Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary, plans to make border security and illegal immigration key campaign themes – and to tap 'energy' of resurgent conservatives.
Patrick Kennedy will officially announce Sunday that he will not seek another term in the House. Republicans were already targeting his Rhode Island seat.
With major airports and the federal government shut down, effects from this week's snow storm will linger beyond the time needed to dig out. The unemployed may be impacted by Congress' snow days, unless lawmakers are able to rush through a bill extending their benefits.