A day after the White House said it was shutting down public tours in response to budget sequesters, House Speaker John A. Boehner wrote a letter to his constituents Wednesday telling them that the U.S. Capitol will keep its doors open.
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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. held his tongue when questioned at a Capitol Hill hearing on Vice President Joseph R. Biden's recent comments on the relative merits of the semiautomatic AR-15 rifle and a shotgun for self-defense.
A Republican congressman and medical doctor on Wednesday called on conservatives to fight President Obama's health care law at every turn during budget talks in the coming weeks.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told Congress Wednesday the federal government has "no intention" of using drones to strike at targets within the U.S., saying it's easier to capture people here so that tool is not as important.
The Obama Justice Department is still trying to figure out how to handle the legalization of marijuana possession in Colorado and Washington state, but one senator on Wednesday said that in an era of stretched budgets, the feds should back off.
An unusually chilly March day and the snowstorm it spawned have shut down much of official Washington on Wednesday — including a hearing House Republicans had called to examine global warming.
President Obama will travel to the Capitol next week to hold a private lunch meeting with Republican senators, GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday.
President Obama's approval rating has taken a hit since the sequester went into effect March 1, tumbling to its lowest level in Gallup's three-day average since his re-election.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has not received an invite to the Conservative Political Action Conference, the largest annual gathering of grassroots conservatives in the nation that is set to kick off in about a week.
The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all public tours of the president's home because of the sequester spending cuts.
House Speaker John A. Boehner hasn't been able to quit smoking, but there's at least one habit he's ready to give up.
After former NBA player Dennis Rodman made a visit to North Korea last week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry says he should keep his talent on the court.
A top Republican is decrying a part of the president's health law that prevents businesses from offering a more generous health package to executives than to lower-paid workers.
White House spokesman Jay Carney brushed aside NBA star Dennis Rodman's visit last week with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as nothing more than an inappropriate publicity stunt by Pyongyang's oppressive government.
With a new secretary of defense now installed, members of Congress have restarted their push to have the Obama administration award the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was killed while absorbing the blast from a grenade in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004.