Seizing on the crisis in Ukraine, both Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, are pushing bills to speed up U.S. natural-gas exports, joining a number of oil-state lawmakers advocating the move as a way to weaken Russia's hand over Ukraine.
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, challenged conservatives Thursday to look beyond differences that have split the party in recent years to craft a governing agenda they can run on in the fall.
Senate Chaplain Barry Black is a popular figure on Capitol Hill, with a following that tracks his daily comments and choice of bowtie on Twitter. But attendance for the Senate’s opening ritual jumped Thursday when the Dalai Lama stepped in to offer the daily prayer.
The Social Security Administration is moving to tighten rules that would require people applying for disability benefits to present the government with all relevant medical information – even if it says they can work.
Amid the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said Thursday that the State Department is putting in place visa restrictions on a number of officials and individuals and the president signed an executive order authorizing sanctions on individuals undermining democracy in Ukraine. Here is the statement.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make his closely watched return to CPAC, a year after being snubbed amid Republican frustration over the governor’s praise for President Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy.
Hillary Clinton has compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine to Adolf Hitler’s “population transfers” in the 1930s ahead of World War II, saying that both men said they were trying to protect their citizens in other lands, according to a newspaper report.
President Barack Obama’s plans to reshape U.S. defense spending as America’s ground war in Afghanistan draws to a close ran into curt opposition on Wednesday from Republican lawmakers who raised the specter of a new Cold War to question military cuts.