| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer.
The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:09 PM
After months of technical glitches and political tumult, a burst of last-minute insurance shoppers illustrated the growing appetite for Obamacare and the enormous challenges ahead in making the massive healthcare expansion work.
On Monday, the crush...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:17 AM
WASHINGTON — House speaker John A. Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that his leadership team was drafting “principles” for overhauling immigration laws that will be presented in coming weeks.
Boehner made the remarks Wednesday...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states.
In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON – The House on Friday passed legislation that would require the Obama administration to notify individuals whose personal information may be compromised in the event of a data breach.
After taking multiple votes in 2013 to curtail or...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of restraint than it appears....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristically forceful tone, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday lambasted the conservative advocacy groups that helped bring his party to power, saying their opposition to a bipartisan budget proposal amounted to an...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other top Western diplomats flew to Geneva on Friday in the hope of completing an accord to freeze Iran's nuclear program, but the high-stakes diplomatic push ran into obstacles that dimmed prospects...