In the wake of last year’s VA waiting list scandal, the House on Wednesday passed a bill to streamline the process to remove or demote Veterans Affairs employees who are not up to par.
The House passed a short-term extension of highway funding Wednesday and rushed out the door for its August break, setting up a take-or-leave-it scenario in the Senate and a sizable to-do list for a divided Congress this fall.
It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but the White House gave a forceful defense of Planned Parenthood Wednesday and decried Republican lawmakers’ efforts to defund the organization in the wake of undercover videos revealing the sale of fetal tissue.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a message for people in states that have legalized recreational marijuana use: Enjoy it while you can.
Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have followed through on their promises to shake things up on Capitol Hill since arriving in Washington, but some political analysts say the recent intraparty warfare shows the two rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are split over the best way to give the government a face-lift.
Donald Trump, in making the Republican presidential nomination contest about competence, already has altered the terms of the debate.
The U.S. government paid for a classroom full of computers in El Salvador, but the Salvadoran government never bothered to hire a teacher, investigators said Wednesday — one of a series of bungles in the Obama administration’s plan to flood Central America with U.S. money to try to stem another surge of illegal immigration.
Tell it like it is. Thursday is National Whistleblower Day, and time to party — or at least pause to celebrate those conscientious folk who have stepped forward to report waste, fraud and abuse.
House Speaker John A. Boehner shrugged off an attempted conservative coup Wednesday, calling it “no big deal,” but the rebellion threatens to drown out Republicans’ message during Congress’ upcoming summer vacation and could stymy GOP plans for a big finish for 2015.
Senate Republicans pledged Wednesday to call a vote on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
The White House said Wednesday that it supports Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s vow to “get to the bottom” of reports that two government watchdogs raised serious questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s mishandling of classified information on her private email server.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry challenged Donald Trump to a pull-up contest after his “toughness” was called into question by the real estate magnate.