Jul 30, 2015 6:13AM ET
The Obama administration’s plan to offer Pell grants to inmates could test conservative support for criminal-justice reform.
Jul 27, 2015 1:19PM ET
The Texas conservative assumes the role of Washington rebel, and enlists his outraged colleagues as his supporting cast.
Jul 24, 2015 1:59PM ET
Trumped in the polls, the Republican hopeful tries to force his way back into the race by calling his own party leader a liar on the Senate floor.
Jul 24, 2015 7:42AM ET
Democrats propose sweeping new protections against discrimination, as some Republicans back a bill that would apply to employment and housing.
Jul 23, 2015 6:07AM ET
The strange saga of Paul LePage, who’s going to court to see if 65 bills he rejected have accidentally become law.
Jul 21, 2015 6:17AM ET
The conservative justice suggests progressives should be just as worried as he is about the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
Jul 10, 2015 6:03AM ET
With a bipartisan consensus in Congress, President Obama seeks an overhaul of the nation’s crowded, costly prison system.
Jul 9, 2015 2:10PM ET
As South Carolina voted to haul down the banner, its supporters in the U.S. Capitol took up its cause.
Jul 7, 2015 6:01AM ET
Congress is on ‘high alert’ for word of a nuclear agreement, but might find it difficult to blow it up.
Jul 1, 2015 3:58PM ET
The charter of the 81-year-old lending agency expired in a rare win for the right. But will it stay down for long?
Jun 29, 2015 5:06PM ET
The justices had given the EPA wide latitude to limit air pollutants before ruling against the agency on Monday.
Jun 24, 2015 6:03AM ET
The decision to put a woman on the $10 bill has sparked a backlash in defense of the nation’s first treasury secretary.
Jun 23, 2015 11:54AM ET
Left for dead earlier in the month, the fast-track bill clears a key Senate hurdle and could be completed by the end of the week.
Jun 22, 2015 6:01AM ET
Governor Sam Brownback confronted a fiscal crisis of his own making, and nobody’s happy with the outcome.
Jun 21, 2015 6:07AM ET
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell will force presidential hopefuls into the first big debate of the 2016 campaign.
Jun 16, 2015 4:46PM ET
To the chagrin of Republicans and delight of Democrats, Donald Trump jumped in to the presidential race with his typical gusto.
Jun 12, 2015 1:52PM ET
Unions successfully pressured House Democrats to vote against a bill they liked, in order to block a trade bill they hated.
Jun 10, 2015 6:07AM ET
The president lays out a passionate defense of the healthcare law just weeks before a major decision is expected.
Jun 9, 2015 6:07AM ET
The GOP backs legislation that would make the American Community Survey effectively voluntary.
Jun 2, 2015 5:24PM ET
The Senate reformed and reauthorized NSA spying programs over the objections of both Kentucky senators.
Jun 1, 2015 10:12AM ET
Provisions of the Patriot Act expire after Rand Paul takes a stand in the Senate, but the halt may only last for a few days.
Jun 1, 2015 6:07AM ET
Lawmakers facing a looming House vote are torn between a president they want to support and an issue on which they’ve felt burned before.
May 27, 2015 5:24PM ET
The legislature overrides the governor’s veto to make Nebraska the first conservative state since 1973 to reject capital punishment.
May 26, 2015 6:35PM ET
With Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a Cajun concert, the Democratic socialist from Vermont formally kicks off his presidential campaign in typically atypical fashion.
May 23, 2015 6:00AM ET
Provisions of the Patriot Act expire on June 1, and the Senate can’t agree on what to do.
May 22, 2015 6:17AM ET
Can President Obama win two unlikely victories for his economic agenda?
May 20, 2015 2:10PM ET
The process will declare a winner in the governor’s race between Matt Bevin and James Comer, but it may be impossible to determine who actually garnered a majority of votes.
May 20, 2015 6:01AM ET
Lawmakers can’t agree on how to pay for the Highway Trust Fund for the remainder of the year, let alone for the next decade.
May 18, 2015 4:08PM ET
Eric Holder wanted to make it easier to prosecute civil-rights abuses in federal court, but that push has gone nowhere.
May 15, 2015 6:03AM ET
The Democratic Party has caught up to the populist former senator since he lost to Ron Johnson in 2010.