- Obama goes shopping at Gap as minimum-wage thanks
- N.J. woman charged after client dies from black-market butt injections
- CIA chief Brennan ‘determined’ to speak out more this year
- Reset? What reset? U.S.-Russia ties at worst since Cold War
- 9/11 terror plotter released in Syrian prisoner swap
- D.C. elections board gives green light to marijuana legalization initiative
- Elephants can tell difference between human languages: study
- Libyan prime minister ousted by parliament
- Men’s Wearhouse to buy Jos A Bank for $1.8B
- Boston bomb squad destroys unattended pressure cooker: report
Latest Kevin Mccarthy Items
Underscoring just how little has changed despite last week's elections, both chambers of Congress are poised to re-elect the same people to lead them into next year.
Rumors that Mitt Romney's campaign materials suffer disgraceful defacement around the nation appear to be true. And here's one more example. Solitary pro-Romney lawn signs in a heavily Democratic neighborhood have been draped with, uh, used doggie-doo disposal bags in recent days. This news comes from a comfortable enclave of supposed civility in the Maryland suburbs near the nation's capital.
House Speaker John A. Boehner, Republican, bought stock in two health care companies this year, while third-ranking House Republican Kevin McCarthy bought and sold Apple stock within a few days. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat, bought two government bonds and sold two others.
A pending deal to improve trade relations with Russia continues to simmer on the legislative back burner, as House Republicans this week blamed President Obama for failing to deliver Democratic support.
A month into his vice presidential candidacy, it's clear Rep. Paul Ryan has had an impact. What is yet to be determined is whether the Wisconsin Republican's impact helps or hurts the Romney ticket on Election Day.
With a "fiscal cliff" looming less than four months away, Congress ended its five-week summer break Monday and got back to work — though lawmakers aren't expected to solve the budget crisis or any other sticky issues before leaving town again.
Injecting racial politics into an election that already turned ugly, Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a largely black audience Tuesday in Virginia that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would put voters "back in chains" with a plan to loosen regulations on Wall Street.
The GOP-led House is currently holding up several major reform bills that sailed through the Senate earlier this year, but the third-highest-ranking Republican insisted Wednesday that out of the two chambers, his is the only one doing its job.
As lawmakers head to the exits for a monthlong summer vacation that begins Friday, Congress doesn't face any deadlines like last August's debt-ceiling drama. But members are still leaving behind a long checklist of work undone.