Senate Republicans, in a final protest before the holiday break against what they've called a Democratic "power grab," are staging an around-the-clock speech-spree to stall some of President Obama's nominees.
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in a Thursday press release they are introducing a bill that would only allow $20,000 of taxpayer funds to be spent on each portrait, and would only cover paintings of lawmakers in the line of succession to the presidency.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to give people in his state a way around ObamaCare’s problems.He is floating a proposal that would still channel federal subsidies to Wisconsin’s poor and uninsured, but his plan would allow them to purchase coverage directly from the insurer and sidestep the on-line “exchange” created by the Affordable Care Act.
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that continuing problems with the rollout of the President’s signature health care legislation should not be downplayed, noting “This isn’t a wrinkle, this is a train wreck.”
The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation's war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships.
The House approved a two-year budget plan on Thursday evening, voting 332-94 over the objections of conservatives concerned it would increase spending in the short-term and liberals concerned it would not extend long-term jobless aid.
The House has passed an extension of farm law until the end of January as lawmakers try to finish work on a new five-year farm bill. Both the Senate and the House have passed farm bills this year, but they differ on how much to cut the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
House Speaker John Boehner escalated his battle with conservative groups opposed to the newly unveiled budget plan, saying they've "lost all credibility" as he charged ahead with a floor vote late Thursday.
The U.S. military spent nearly a half-billion dollars on providing refurbished aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, only to abandon the contract and leave the planes collecting dust on airfields in Kabul and Germany.
The Obama administration on Thursday targeted more than two dozen companies and individuals for evading international sanctions against Iran or supporting its nuclear program, a signal that the U.S. will continue to enforce existing sanctions while pursuing a diplomatic resolution with Tehran.
The Environmental Protection Agency waited three years to act on warnings that a senior official who pretended to be a CIA spy was collecting illegal and excessive salary bonuses, the agency’s Office of Inspector General said in a report to be released Thursday.
Time is running out for an American pastor and father of two imprisoned for his faith in Iran, and his supporters don't understand why the U.S. hasn’t pressed harder to win his freedom, key lawmakers were told Thursday.
Newly released documents show an official at the State Department urged a contractor providing security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi not to respond to media inquiries, in the wake of the September 2012 terrorist attack.
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