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...
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his credentials as a “reform-minded conservative” Friday, even as he held firm to positions that threaten to undermine his standing with party activists, telling skeptics that he hoped to be their “second choice” to win the GOP...
With money for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out at midnight Friday, Republican leaders in Congress struggled to convince their followers to fund the huge department now and fight President Obama's immigration policies later.
The biggest question surrounding President Obama’s request for Congress to authorize military force against Islamic State is how far his party will back him in the fight.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) said that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate "means that there is a profound opportunity for a strong Southern California candidate" and signaled he is open to being that person.
Eager to spare his party political blame for a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would attempt to pass a funding bill that is free of provisions targeting President Obama’s immigration policies.
One of the first vows that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made after Republicans won a majority in the upper chamber was that there would be no more government shutdowns on his watch.
Senate Democrats on Monday again stifled a GOP attempt to advance a Homeland Security funding bill that would undercut President Obama’s immigration actions, leaving Congress’ new GOP majorities in need of a new strategy ahead of a Friday deadline to avoid a department shutdown.