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Senators fended off changes to the immigration bill in committee on Tuesday, but the first cracks emerged in the carefully crafted compromise between business groups and labor unions, leaving even some supporters frustrated at the defensive votes they had to cast.
Democrats and Republicans found little common ground Wednesday as Congress kicked off the first major gun-control debate in years, showing last month's school shooting rampage in Connecticut left emotional scars but has not broken the gridlock that has doomed gun legislation for two decades.
Two Democrats on Capitol Hill are seconding President Obama's call for real political muscle to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.
A pair of Democrats on Capitol Hill are joining President Obama's call to put real political muscle into the fight to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.
The FBI Agents Association, with a membership of over 12,000 active and retired agents, announced its support Wednesday of a bill passed by Congress that authorizes federal officials to help local authorities respond to mass shootings or other violent crimes in public places.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., held in contempt of Congress in June after refusing to turn over documents in the failed Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation, told law students at the University of Baltimore on Thursday that he was unsure whether he would serve in the second Obama administration.
The Senate careens toward a vote Monday on the "Buffett rule" tax in a showdown that will do a lot more to arm both political parties for November's elections than it will for making a dent in the federal deficit.
A bill designed to enact President Obama's plan for a "Buffett rule" tax on the wealthy would rake in just $31 billion over the next 11 years, according to an estimate by Congress' official tax analysts obtained by The Associated Press.
The Republican Party and the tea party seemed to be a natural political pairing. But what may have seemed like another politically beneficial alliance — Democrats and Occupy Wall Street — hasn't happened.
Turmoil in Democratic ranks spread Friday over President Obama's bid to reduce spending on Social Security and Medicare as part of intensifying deficit-reduction talks with congressional Republican leaders.
Three U.S. senators, alarmed by findings of an Associated Press investigation about aging-related problems at the nation's nuclear power plants, are asking for a congressional investigation of safety standards and federal oversight at the facilities.
High-tech giants Google and Apple struggled to reassure lawmakers at a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday that the companies can protect the privacy of mobile-device users, in light of recent reports that popular smartphones and tablet computers are secretly storing data on the whereabouts of customers.
The Senate confirmed President Obama's 20th straight judicial nominee this year after nearly a dozen Republicans bucked their party leader and sided with Democrats Wednesday to allow an up-or-down vote on a controversial district court candidate.
In a sharp challenge to the Obama administration, House Republicans will unveil legislation Wednesday to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and expect to advance the bill quickly, aides said.
Here's a message TV viewers may not want to mute: The days of getting blasted out of the easy chair by blaring TV commercials may soon be over.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat, said he was told that voting for the provisions "would be a deal-breaker" for the bill, so he voted against them even though he thought they were good ideas.
When called on to vote, he cast his lot with the Gang of Eight but registered his protest with the dilemma he faced: "No — asterisk," he said.