A Texas state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would make it illegal for officials to enforce any measures approved by President Obama or passed by Congress that ban so-called assault weapons or limit the capacity of gun ammunition clips, a San Antonio radio station reports.
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House Democratic leaders say Speaker John A. Boehner is hypocritically amping up a taxpayer-funded defense of the Defense of Marriage Act in federal courts while simultaneously calling for government spending cuts.
President Obama could name foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough his next chief of staff by the end of the week, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
A pro-business group called for the resignation Tuesday of National Labor Relations Board member Richard Griffin, a recess appointee by President Obama who has been named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit involving allegations of union corruption.
What if they read the Constitution and nobody came?
The ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee said Tuesday that he is "not very confident" that Congress will hammer out an agreement this year on tax reform.
Chelsea Clinton will serve as honorary chairwoman of the National Day of Service on Saturday to start a weekend of inaugural events, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to speak at the annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, is reviving the push to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses.
Rep. Steve Stockman threatened on Monday to defund the White House and potentially file impeachment charges if President Obama pushes forward with gun control measures without congressional approval.
The Club for Growth, the influential anti-spending group, is calling on members of Congress to reject a relief package for the victims of Superstorm Sandy — warning that they will seek to punish lawmakers who support two proposals that together would set aside more than $50 billion for reconstruction efforts in the Northeast.
The House will read the Constitution on the chamber floor on Tuesday, continuing a practice Republicans started two years ago when they reclaimed control and vowed to bring constitutional legislating back to Congress.
Move over, Martin Luther King Jr. — the annual national day of service honoring the late civil-right leader falls this year on President Obama's inauguration.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will meet with the House Democratic task force on gun violence at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Monday morning, according to a White House official.
Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, stepping down this year as chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Saturday she has deep concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense, citing in particular his views on Israel and Iran.