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The U.S. Capitol dome and U.S. Senate in Washington

A Power Congress Grabbed, Then Rarely Used

Twenty years ago, it was enacted as a classically obscure legislative rider, an opaquely worded few paragraphs, crafted by both parties, which each side agreed to keep quiet before its insertion into sprawling must-pass legislation focused on a wholly different issue.

January 26, 2016
Ryan holds a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol

Congressional Budget Office: Economy Grows, But So Does Deficit, Thanks To Tax Breaks

The U.S. economy is on track to expand “solidly” this year, but the federal deficit is creeping up again, thanks in large part to a package of tax breaks enacted by Congress last year, officials said Tuesday.

January 20, 2016
Members of the House of Representatives meet on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC

Judicial Watch Wants More Information On Congressional Delegation Travel

The Defense Department has a lawsuit on its hands over lawmakers jetting off together.

January 20, 2016
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, House Representative from Florida, Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Democratic Party Chair Faces Multiple Challenges

From the gyrocopter pilot who landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to angry supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to feminist activists and supporters of medical marijuana, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing a barrage of criticism from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

January 20, 2016