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Aug 1, 2014 11:50AM ET
If Sen. Ted Cruz is the de facto Speaker of the House, then Sen. Jeff Sessions is his Majority Whip.
Aug 1, 2014 11:29AM ET
The House stayed in Washington another day so Republicans could pass their border bill. But the Senate has gone home for the summer, so it won't become law anytime soon.
Aug 1, 2014 9:46AM ET
The Daily Show-described "Sharknado of Government" went on recess without passing almost any necessary legislation. Is anyone surprised?
Aug 1, 2014 8:51AM ET
The monthly jobs report came in slightly below expectations, as the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent.
Aug 1, 2014 8:33AM ET
The defeated House majority leader says he will resign early rather than serve out his term after leaving his leadership post on Thursday.
Jul 31, 2014 4:36PM ET
House Republicans found themselves offering mixed messages in the aftermath of their failure to pass a bill to help fix the migrant crisis on the border.
Jul 31, 2014 2:59PM ET
Back in March, CIA director John Brennan flat out denied the allegations that his agency was spying on the Senate Intelligence committee. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said.
Jul 31, 2014 2:18PM ET
Speaker Boehner can't pass a bill addressing the border crisis in an embarrassing defeat for his new leadership team.
Jul 31, 2014 1:30PM ET
Eric Cantor delivers his farewell speech as House majority leader and receives a bipartisan ovation from his colleagues.
Jul 31, 2014 12:39PM ET
During one arrest he made two suspects flip a coin to decide who would get written up, according to one ticket, which read: "(Suspect) lost the coin flip so he got the ticket while the other person walked. (Suspect) was allowed to keep his pipe."
Jul 31, 2014 12:01PM ET
All but five House Republicans voted to sue President Obama on Thursday. Those who didn't believe the House should go even further.
Jul 31, 2014 11:20AM ET
The Wisconsin voter ID law, and similarly restrictive efforts in Ohio, "represent the latest, misguided attempts to fix a system that isn't broken," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
Jul 31, 2014 8:00AM ET
Rep. Kevin McCarthy officially becomes the House's second-in-command when the clock strikes 12, but it's a job he's already been doing for more than a month.
Jul 30, 2014 6:31PM ET
Republicans overcame staunch Democratic opposition to pass a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of changing his health care law without approval from Congress.
Jul 30, 2014 5:26PM ET
Rev. Richard Cizik wrote in his prepared remarks that it's his "conviction as an evangelical Christian that we must be stewards of God’s creation.”
Jul 30, 2014 4:47PM ET
In a rare bipartisan vote, the House approved a bipartisan compromise responding to the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill now heads to the Senate, which could pass it this week.
Jul 30, 2014 3:58PM ET
Hillary Clinton's book tour is still going on... and on... and on...
Jul 30, 2014 1:53PM ET
"I know they're not that happy that I'm president but that's okay. I've only got a couple of years left," President Obama said.
Jul 30, 2014 1:11PM ET
Lawmakers have a long to-do list but little time to complete it before the annual summer recess begins on Friday.
Jul 30, 2014 12:15PM ET
"Maureen hated him for not being around, for serving the public night and day and not having anything left for her," Bob McDonnell's lawyer told the jury.
Jul 30, 2014 9:52AM ET
While the broken pipe dumped millions of gallons of water on the campus, the rest of California was dealing with a massive drought.
Jul 29, 2014 4:37PM ET
As expected, the Senate confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to take the helm of the scandal plagued Veterans Affairs department.
Jul 29, 2014 3:17PM ET
A federal appeals court panel argued that "Mississippi may not shift its obligation to respect the established constitutional rights of its citizens to another state," and that the state's law to close the last clinic was unconstitutional.
Jul 29, 2014 1:56PM ET
The impeachment debate is another example of fringe conservative ideology hurting the establishment's election chances.
Jul 29, 2014 12:37PM ET
The Hill just released its hotly anticipated (we're assuming) list of the 50 Most Beautiful people working in the nation's capitol, starting off this year's round of congratulations, humble brags and mocking tweets.
Jul 29, 2014 10:04AM ET
Immigration advocacy groups meeting with the president told the Associated Press that President Obama is considering executive orders that would potentially defer deportations or grant work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants.
Jul 28, 2014 5:56PM ET
When The New York Times' Editorial Board called for the federal legalization of marijuana over the weekend, it didn't say anything marijuana activists hadn't already been saying for years.
Jul 28, 2014 3:19PM ET
In the court's ruling, Judge Henry Floyd argued that banning same-sex marriage prevents couple from "fully participating in society."
Jul 28, 2014 1:17PM ET
"I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms," Palin says in the introduction. Politics aside, "our channel" is low budget and boring.
Jul 28, 2014 11:26AM ET
Last year, United Against Nuclear Iran accused Victor Restis, a Greek businessman, of being a frontman for "the illicit activities of the Iranian regime," and using his ships for Iranian oil business, according to The New York Times.