The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress to speed up approval of the controversial energy project.
Congress ended the crisis over funding for the Homeland Security Department on Tuesday after House Speaker John A. Boehner abandoned the GOP’s strategy of trying to tack on restrictions to President Obama’s immigration plan.
With no political solution in sight, Congress faces another deadline to fund the Homeland Security Department by midnight Friday – a do-over of last week's bitter battle as Republicans try to stop President Obama's immigration plans.
House Republican leaders flooded the Sunday TV talk shows, seeking to battle widespread criticism after an internal revolt by the party's most conservative wing nearly cut off funding Friday for the agencies that protect the nation's borders, ports, airports and other key areas.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry sought Sunday to tamp down the controversy over Israel's prime minister's plan to address Congress this week on U.S. negotiations with Iran, saying the administration does not want to see Benjamin Netanyahu's visit tuned into a "political football."
The leaders of the Republican Congress never wanted it to be like this: another cycle of lurching from crisis to crisis, fueling the impression that the GOP cannot govern.
Sen. Rand Paul was the top choice of conservatives in a straw poll for potential Republican presidential contenders at an annual conservative conference near Washington.
Congress approved a stopgap measure late Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded for another week -- averting a crisis just before money was set to run out at midnight, but setting up a new standoff as conservatives press their fight over President Obama’s immigration...