President Obama is looking to again raise taxes as part of his Fiscal 2014 budget, but those attempts are a waste of time and stand no chance of becoming law, a Republican congressman said Thursday morning.
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First Lady Michelle Obama will take the White House's legislative push for gun control to her hometown of Chicago Wednesday where she will address a luncheon on youth violence.
Former Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina said Tuesday that lawmakers should be more transparent about the comprehensive immigration bill they are hammering out behind closed doors with business and labor leaders.
Five years after he lost a bid for the presidency to Barack Obama, Arizona Sen. John McCain is making moves with leftover campaign cash. Nearly $600,000 that was restricted to use for legal purposes, such as the possibility of a recount, has been freed up to use for political or charitable purposes and moved to the main long-dormant campaign committee, filings showed Tuesday.
D.C. officials setting up an insurance marketplace under President Obama's health care law have barred insurance companies from charging higher premiums to smokers, citing potentially adverse effects on low-income populations and minorities.
White House spokesman Jay Carney called North Korea's warning to foreigners in South Korea to leave the country yet another "unhelpful" threat by Pyongyang.
The acting administrator for the federal Medicare agency told Sen. Chuck Grassley she will conduct a thorough investigation of a possible intelligence leak from her ranks that jolted the stock market earlier this month.
For the second consecutive day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed Republicans for threatening to delay debate on gun legislation and accused them of talking out of both sides of their mouths.
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The White House Monday praised Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to pardon two jailed allies of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, but also said Kiev needs to do more to establish a true democracy in the country as it seeks to create closer relations with the European Union.