| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:52 PM
WASHINGTON — Breaking a silence of more than three decades between the leaders of the United States and Iran, President Obama on Friday called President Hassan Rouhani to express confidence that the two can find a "comprehensive solution" to their...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — By approving a government spending bill that would halt money for President Obama's healthcare law, the House on Friday provoked a confrontation with the Senate, which is likely to engage in a contentious debate leaving little time to...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON -- House leaders called off plans to vote on their new budget plan, after failing to get enough support from conservative rank-and-file members to pass the proposal.
A meeting of the House Rules Committee, which must approve any legislation...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- Speaker John A. Boehner told House Republicans on Saturday that the White House has rejected their compromise proposal to lift the nation's debt ceiling and possibly reopen the government, while blaming President Obama for failing to...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON – The political standoff that has gummed up the government for nine days showed no sign of ending Wednesday as Democratic leaders dug deeper into their position that they would not negotiate with Republicans leaders in the House until the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:42 AM
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) waded into the thick of the debt-limit debate, calling for a swift compromise between House Republicans and President Obama. But his proposals have already sparked conservative ire.
Ryan, in an opinion piece...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON — For the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, Rep. Kevin McCarthy traveled the country recruiting and coaching anti-establishment, tea party-backed candidates for the 2010 election.
Many of the candidates recruited by McCarthy...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:42 PM
WASHINGTON — In 2011, with the government dangling on the edge of default, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) engaged in nearly daily negotiations. There were regular phone calls, talks and red wine at the White House....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:26 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate will consider legislation on gay rights, jobs and defense policy by Thanksgiving, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday while telling the Republican-led House to dispense with "political show votes and start...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — After months of insisting the House should take up the comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate in June, President Obama changed tactics Thursday and said he might consider GOP proposals to overhaul separate parts of the...