Congress

Border-crossers should stay in Texas, a California lawmaker says

Don't send immigrants caught in Texas to California, says the congressman whose district includes Murrieta, Calif., where protesters blocked three buses carrying immigrants from entering a Border Patrol facility. | 07/02/14 17:47:20 By - By RICHARD SIMON

Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan

A major U.S.-funded power plant built in Afghanistan by Kansas-based contractor Black & Veatch is barely being used and is not properly maintained by poorly trained Afghan staff, according to a recent audit. | 07/01/14 19:05:05 By - By Lindsay Wise

As federal highway fund nears empty, DOT warns states to expect less

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to states for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the federal Highway Trust Fund’s rapidly diminishing cash balance. | 07/01/14 23:27:26 By - By Curtis Tate

Democrats quick to rip GOP on birth control issues

Democrats are wasting no time trying to gain an edge from Monday’s Supreme Court ruling in a key birth control case. | 07/01/14 11:01:32 By - By David Lightman

Politicos rush for gain in court ruling on contraceptive coverage

Democrats and Republicans eagerly seized on Monday’s Supreme Court birth-control ruling as an important electoral momentum-builder, but it’s doubtful the decision will have a big impact on November’s congressional races. | 06/30/14 20:15:32 By - By David Lightman

Americans’ confidence in government down as 7 percent now have trust in Congress

Confidence in government has reached historic lows, according to a new Gallup survey, as 7 percent say they’re have confidence in Congress and 29 percent feel that way about the White House. | 06/30/14 11:24:26 By - By David Lightman

Pelosi visits border facility, says immigration reform unlikely

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she isn't hopeful that immigration reform will pass after she visited a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas, on Saturday. | 06/30/14 06:01:02 By - By MAYA SRIKRISHNAN

Woods misses the cut at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Before Tiger Woods committed last week to playing at Congressional Country Club, many figured that the tournament would look and feel very much like it did last year, when the absence of the world's former No. 1 player offered plenty of elbow room. | 06/27/14 20:41:34 By - By DON MARKUS

Mississippi tea party leader found dead

Mark Mayfield, a Mississippi Tea Party leader charged with conspiring with another man to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife, has died of an apparent suicide, according to the Associated Press. | 06/27/14 17:43:01 By - By David Lightman

For Chris McDaniel, the Mississippi election’s not over yet

Remember that Mississippi Republican Senate race, the one Sen. Thad Cochran won Tuesday? For challenger Chris McDaniel, it’s not over yet. | 06/27/14 17:42:48 By - By David Lightman

Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault

In a hearing Thursday about campus sexual assault, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, promised to include military institutions under the scope of the Clery Act and Title IX, laws that, respectively, require the disclosure of campus crimes and prohibit sex discrimination at educational institutions. | 06/27/14 07:53:46 By - By Stephanie Haven

Former Senate Leader Howard Baker dies

Howard H. Baker Jr., the former Senate majority leader who wanted to know when President Richard Nixon knew about Watergate--and when he knew it--died Thursday. | 06/27/14 06:58:44 By - By David Lightman

Sen. Hagan visits local VA hospital, says improvements are in the works

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said she learned on a visit to the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center this week that scheduling technology was outdated and space was inadequate in light of the large growth in the region’s veterans population. | 06/27/14 06:52:52 By - By Renee Schoof

More missing emails, this time from the EPA, has GOP lawmakers upset

The mystery of the missing government emails has spread to the EPA. | 06/26/14 19:54:16 By - By John Moritz

Ideological battles create fireworks but political center will rule, study says

Most voters are unpredictable, frustrated and don’t cling to strong ideologies _ and they have the potential to strongly impact the 2014 political races, according to a new Pew Research Center study released Thursday. | 06/26/14 19:04:44 By - By David Lightman

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