The Senate passed a long-sought highway deal Thursday that authorizes projects for six years while paying for only half of it with a patchwork of funding streams, setting up a bid this fall to meld the plan with a roads bill from the House that would rely on tax reform instead.
President Obama’s spokesman belittled Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas as an “international man of mystery” Thursday over the lawmaker’s claim to have uncovered a secret side deal of the Iranian nuclear accord while on a mission to Europe.
A Senate committee is quickly moving forward on a proposal that gives the U.S. Department of Homeland Security more authority in protecting government websites.
The White House blasted House Republicans Thursday for leaving on summer vacation without finishing important legislative business.
Donald Trump is leading yet another poll for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, in what is expected to be one of the national surveys that could be used to decide who participates in the first GOP debate next week in Ohio.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wondered Thursday whether opponents of President Obama’s Iran nuclear program agreement read the deal before coming out in opposition to it, and said she’s certain she can keep enough Democrats in line to sustain an Obama veto and preserve his policy.
The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.
The Obama administration’s controversial climate change agenda is being driven largely by outside forces in the environmental community, and powerful activist groups have played a major — and perhaps illegal — role in crafting key Environmental Protection Agency policies, a detailed report released Thursday charges.
The “very conservative” Republican is a much coveted voting bloc among the GOP presidential hopefuls, who officially number 17 now that Jim Gilmore has declared his candidacy. Yes, yes — all the candidates aspire to win over New Hampshire and Iowa voters, that’s a given. But staunchly conservative GOPers are also at the top of the wish list.
The White House described undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal tissue as “fraudulent” Thursday and said President Obama will reject efforts to strip federal funding from the organization, setting up yet another potential shutdown showdown for September.
Union bosses AFL-CIO’s annual summer meeting are trumpeting their success in pushing for a $15 minimum wage, but some employees at the union-owned conference center hosting the event might not always get paid that much.
It was a day to raise a toast to those who dare to blow the whistle.