Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meet in the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2015. (Official Photo by Caleb Smith; Speaker Boehner/Flickr)

Net Neutrality Moves To Congress

Opponents of net neutrality have spent big money on lobbying.

March 26, 2015
Photo: Peter Stevens via Flickr

A Make-Or-Break Week Awaits Republican Leaders In Congress

House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have an opportunity to demonstrate that Republicans can effectively govern. But it remains unclear if they will be able to deliver.

March 25, 2015
North portico of the White House (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Analysis: Why The GOP Will Likely Attack The Fake White House

The Secret Service is likely to get caught in the middle of Congress’ next spending debate.

March 23, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

Waiting For The Children’s Health Insurance Program

Will congressional dysfunction threaten a near-perfect health care program?

March 23, 2015
Speaker John Boehner and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel greet one another before His Excellency addresses a joint meeting of Congress.

Boehner, House Delegation To Meet Netanyahu In Israel

A month after Benjamin Netanyahu visited John Boehner, the speaker of the House will return the favor.

March 20, 2015
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Marijuana Bill Gains Steam In Senate

A bipartisan consensus is forming in Congress around medicinal marijuana.

March 20, 2015
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at McCamish Pavillion on college affordability and access to quality higher education at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Reining In High Cost Of College Should Be Priority

The cost of education is out of control — and Congress is doing absolutely nothing about it.

March 19, 2015
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Loading Time For Online Sales Tax Is Expiring

Would an online sales tax bill put small-business Internet retailers out of business?

March 19, 2015
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Analysis: Republicans’ Budget Plans Require Creative Arithmetic To Add Up

Republicans’ budget math still doesn’t add up.

March 19, 2015
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Endorse This: Gee, Thanks Dad!

At least Congressman Aaron Schock’s father is still standing by him — sort of.

March 18, 2015
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock speaks on the panel at the George W. Bush Institute forum at the Art Institute in Chicago in September 2012. Schock resigned Tuesday amid controversy over his spending habits. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Rep. Aaron Schock’s Problems Could Follow Him After He Quits Congress

Aaron Schock’s problems may be just beginning.

March 18, 2015
Rep. Aaron Schock

Rep. Aaron Schock Resigning From Congress

Scandal-plagued Congressman Aaron Schock is on his way out.

March 17, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (Speaker Boehner via Flickr)

House GOP Budget Cuts Medicare, Repeals Affordable Care Act

The House GOP’s budget plan is just as extreme as ever.

March 17, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

A Federal Funding Fight Over D.C. Vouchers

Republicans on Capitol Hill are lining up in defense of D.C.’s school voucher system.

March 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Lynch’s Confirmation Vote Gets Tangled Up With Trafficking Bill’s Abortion Provision

The Senate is bracing for another showdown over abortion.

March 17, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

White House Attacks McConnell Over Impasses On Capitol Hill

Find out why the White House described Mitch McConnell’s actions as ‘unconscionable.’

March 16, 2015
Tom Cotton

The Senate’s 47 Percent

The Senate GOP letter to Iran has inspired an explosion of hypocrisy on the right.

March 16, 2015
Barbara Mikulski

Mikulski Leaves The Senate A Changed Place For Women

Women have made huge strides on Capitol Hill since Barbara Mikulski took office in 1987.

March 16, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Cotton, Republicans Struggle To Balance Threat With Defense Cuts

New wars in the Middle East, or deep, across-the-board budget cuts. Pick one, Republicans — you can’t have both.

March 13, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Popular Anti-Trafficking Bill Stalled Amid Abortion Debate

The Senate can’t even pass a bill to fight human trafficking without a partisan meltdown.

March 11, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Ambassador John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Tom Cotton’s Diplomacy Is Working Out Pretty Well For Tom Cotton

Senator Cotton’s Iran letter is bad for the GOP, and worse for diplomacy — but pretty good for him.

March 11, 2015
John Boehner

Boehner Survives, Conservatives Cope: Ongoing Saga Of The 114th Congress

Conservatives aren’t exactly pleased with Boehner’s performance, but he isn’t going anywhere.

March 11, 2015
Speaker John Boehner addresses the audience in National Statuary Hall at the statue dedication for the late Barry M. Goldwater. February 11, 2015. (Official Photo by Caleb Smith)

Clinton Controversy Highlights Gaps In Email Rules For Congress

When it comes to email transparency, Congress rarely practices what it preaches.

March 10, 2015
Congressman Jim Jordan speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Conservatives Using Freedom Caucus To Recalibrate The Right

Meet the new right-wing group that’s itching for another debt ceiling fight.

March 10, 2015
Bob Menendez

Republicans Not Rushing To Criticize Menendez

Republicans are less interested in attacking Bob Menendez than they are in attacking President Obama.

March 10, 2015