A limousine that was to have taken President Obama around Israel broke down Wednesday before his arrival in the country, forcing officials to find another car.
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Vice President Joseph R. Biden and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi both received Communion during the Mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis in spite of their pro-choice position on abortion.
Though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not including a ban on so-called assault weapons in Senate Democrats' legislative package on guns, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Tuesday that the measure deserves a vote and that "we're going to find the votes."
President Obama celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, two days late, by welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the White House for his annual visit at this time of the year
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had nothing but glowing things to say about Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, on Tuesday.
Nobody is threatening a coup, but there could be a brief period Tuesday night when both President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden are out of the county at the same time.
A pair of Democratic senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that would remove Social Security numbers from Medicare beneficiary cards, arguing the federal health program needs to catch up with states and organizations that have recognized the danger of displaying the sensitive identifiers.
With public unease over domestic drones continuing to grow, Rep. Edward Markey on Tuesday offered a bill designed to "prevent flying robots from becoming spying robots."
On a party-line vote, the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday narrowly voted to confirm Richard Cordray for a full term as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but Republicans still stand in the way of final Senate approval.
House members from both parties pressed the National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency that funds projects in science and technology, over its record on steering taxpayer-funded innovation to American companies instead of foreign competitors.
From the "Cathedral of Learning" at the University of Pittsburgh to Penn State's broadcasting priorities, a Tuesday hearing about grants to the National Science Foundation veered repeatedly into the Keystone State.
House Republicans are accusing President Obama of spending more time making his picks for the upcoming NCAA college basketball tournament than on his budget, which is more than a month late.
House Speaker John A. Boehner applauded Tuesday's installation of Pope Francis, calling him a "gracious and faithful servant of God."
Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a member of the powerful House Budget and Ways and Means committees, called the House Republican budget proposal "fantasyland" that would harm the nation's economy.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen said he's cautiously optimistic Congress can pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation but worries House Republicans could quash a deal.