Cuban Americans will still carry clout in foreign affairs and push an anti-socialism message in the next Congress, where Venezuela will be the top priority for lawmakers like Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez.
Who is Mark Harris? The former pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, Harris’ rise paralleled the fusion of the religious right and the Republican Party. He won the 9th District congressional seat over Democrat Dan McCready, but that’s in jeopardy.
Kevin Yoder was supposed to broker a compromise on a border wall. Instead, he’s watching from the sidelines as President Donald Trump’s standoff with Democratic leaders threatens to shut down the federal government.
Rep. Adam Smith, about to become the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that Congress’ War Powers Resolution would do little to stop the White House from being involved with the conflict in Yemen.
The farm bill passed by Congress is mostly a status quo bill, with little changes to current programs, and several provisions essential to California agriculture will remain the same as the last farm bill passed five years ago.
The Senate easily passed a farm policy bill that makes few changes to the federal food assistance program. It now heads to the House, where some Republicans are still bristling over concessions in the final bill.
Despite a promise by House Republicans to use the farm bill to crack down on state-level abuse of the federal food aid program, California and other states Republicans consistently accuse of abusing the system are coming out basically unscathed.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, wants his GOP colleagues to get smarter about the judges they nominate, urging them to steer clear of candidates with questionable records on race. Republicans aren’t getting the message.
An investigation into US fundamental Baptist churches found more than 400 sexual misconduct allegations. More than 160 pastors, ministers and Christian leaders have been accused of committing crimes against children.
TJ Cox and other Democrats running for office in California and throughout the country who used health care promises as the cornerstone of their campaigns have some promises to deliver on if they want to keep those voters in 2020.
Enrique Peña Nieto is the first Mexican president in more than half a century not to be honored with a state visit to the United States - reflecting how far relations have fallen between the United States and America’s most important bilateral partner.
Sen. Ted Cruz has long pushed changes to prevent keep violent offenders from getting out early. In the final days of the Congressional calendar, the Texas Republican got his way, something criminal justice reform advocates hope will bring other reluctant conservatives on board.
More than a year after Hurricane Maria’s deadly tear across Puerto Rico, the island struggles to rebuild and FEMA is under increased scrutiny as senators demand a broader look into its contacting practices.