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Animated Boehner: 'There's nothing complex about the Keystone Pipeline!'

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:51:10 GMT

House Speaker John Boehner became animated Tuesday over the proposed Keystone Pipeline, castigating the Obama administration for not having approved the project yet.



Budget deficits shrinking but set to grow after 2015

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:17:37 GMT

The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that higher tax revenues and restrained spending will produce smaller federal budget deficits in the next few years.



Senate readies another volley on unemployment aid

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:03:24 GMT

Senate Democrats will try again this week to extend unemployment insurance aid for the long-term jobless.



Obama faces Syria standstill

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:20:10 GMT

First Read: Secretary Kerry denies reports of a split over policy, but the stalemate over the Syrian civil war could lead to a new approach.



Fluke files to run in California

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:58:36 GMT

Women right's activist Sandra Fluke has filed paperwork with the California State Democratic Party to run for the Congressional seat that will be vacant following Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement at the end of the year.



Christie acknowledges federal subpoena

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 01:22:34 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Monday acknowledged that his office had been subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey in relation to the bridge scandal that has rocked his administration.



Obama says Fox News's O'Reilly 'absolutely' unfair in extended interviewPresident Barack Obama said that he is “in a lot of ways” less liberal than former Republican President Richard Nixon and said Fox News Channel's Bill O’Reilly has been “absolutely” unfair to him throughout his presidency in an interview that aired Monday night.

Tue, 4 Feb 2014 00:27:00 GMT

(image) President Barack Obama said that he is “in a lot of ways” less liberal than former Republican President Richard Nixon and said Fox News Channel's Bill O’Reilly has been “absolutely” unfair to him throughout his presidency in an interview that aired Monday night.


President Barack Obama said that he is “in a lot of ways” less liberal than former Republican President Richard Nixon and said Fox News Channel's Bill O’Reilly has been “absolutely” unfair to him throughout his presidency in an interview that aired Monday night.



Christie security officer hit with shoplifting charges

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:52:39 GMT

A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's security detail has been suspended after he was charged with shoplifting in Pennsylvania, according to police and court records — and he reportedly asked officers to go easy on him because of his job.



Farm bill's effects to be felt far and wide

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:48:35 GMT

The Senate is on the cusp of passing a nearly $1 trillion agriculture and nutrition bill that affects everything from corn subsidies to food stamps to the cost of an acre of farm land.



Yellen sworn in as Fed chair as Bernanke heads to Brookings

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:14:28 GMT

Janet Yellen was sworn in as the first female chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday, the Fed announced in a press release. She was confirmed by the Senate in early January after being nominated by President Obama in 2013.



Forget 2016, Christie trying to save his jobFirst Read: As the scandals continue to unfold, the political story has shifted from Chris Christie salvaging a possible White House run to the New Jersey governor just trying to hold on to his governorship.

Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:14:54 GMT

(image) First Read: As the scandals continue to unfold, the political story has shifted from Chris Christie salvaging a possible White House run to the New Jersey governor just trying to hold on to his governorship.


First Read: As the scandals continue to unfold, the political story has shifted from Chris Christie salvaging a possible White House run to the New Jersey governor just trying to hold on to his governorship.



Obama clashes with Fox News's O'Reilly over recordIn a combative interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, President Barack Obama defended his record on Super Bowl Sunday, from health care to his handling of the Benghazi attack.

Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:09:50 GMT

(image) In a combative interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, President Barack Obama defended his record on Super Bowl Sunday, from health care to his handling of the Benghazi attack.


In a combative interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, President Barack Obama defended his record on Super Bowl Sunday, from health care to his handling of the Benghazi attack.



Christie camp counterattacks against former allyAn email from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office blasts the man who ordered the September bridge closures and The New York Times for publishing his allegations.

Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:24:35 GMT

(image) An email from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office blasts the man who ordered the September bridge closures and The New York Times for publishing his allegations.


An email from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office blasts the man who ordered the September bridge closures and The New York Times for publishing his allegations.



Democratic lawmaker questions new allegation against Christie in bridge lane closings

Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:04:35 GMT

A key New Jersey Democrat said Sunday that a new accusation about Gov. Chris Christie's knowledge of the bridge closing scandal enveloping his administration is unproven and raises credibility questions about the accuser.



New bridge allegation piles on political woe for ChristieWhat did Chris Christie know, and when did he know it? That's what the latest accusation in the George Washington Bridge scandal boils down to.

Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:25:08 GMT

(image) What did Chris Christie know, and when did he know it? That's what the latest accusation in the George Washington Bridge scandal boils down to.


What did Chris Christie know, and when did he know it? That's what the latest accusation in the George Washington Bridge scandal boils down to.



Christie, ex-official clash over bridge closingsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the controversial closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge when it happened, a former close aide alleged, but the governor denied knowing in advance.

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:55:34 GMT

(image) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the controversial closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge when it happened, a former close aide alleged, but the governor denied knowing in advance.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the controversial closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge when it happened, a former close aide alleged, but the governor denied knowing in advance.



Joan Mondale, wife of former VP, enters hospice care

Sun, 2 Feb 2014 21:36:07 GMT

The wife of former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale has entered hospice care. Joan Mondale, 83, entered hospice care early Friday, according to a family statement released by the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn.






Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:15:39 GMT

A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.



White House combats 'cruel Catch-22' for long-term jobless

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:15:20 GMT

President Barack Obama announced more federal initiatives Friday to help the unemployed caught in the “cruel catch-22” of long-term joblessness.



Navy admiral is pick for next head of NSA

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:17:42 GMT

The Obama administration has chosen Vice Admiral Michael Rogers as the next director of the National Security Agency.



Obama touts manufacturing, education on road tour

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:13:53 GMT

President Barack Obama talked up manufacturing jobs as a worthwhile pursuit for young people and said students should not suffer "because adults can't get their act together" during two rallies on Thursday.



GOP: We're the 'alternative party'

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:35:56 GMT

House Republicans are pushing a new message:  We have ideas too.



GOP unveils 'standards' for immigration reformHouse Republicans released a set of broad “standards” for immigration reform Thursday that would allow many undocumented immigrants to “get right with the law” and live legally in the United States if they meet a set of stringent requirements and if tough border security triggers are met.

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:54:14 GMT

(image) House Republicans released a set of broad “standards” for immigration reform Thursday that would allow many undocumented immigrants to “get right with the law” and live legally in the United States if they meet a set of stringent requirements and if tough border security triggers are met.


House Republicans released a set of broad “standards” for immigration reform Thursday that would allow many undocumented immigrants to “get right with the law” and live legally in the United States if they meet a set of stringent requirements and if tough border security triggers are met.



Fluke 'strongly considering' run for Congress

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:27:21 GMT

Sandra Fluke says she'll decide 'soon' on run for House



Poll: 40 percent would steer kids away from footballForty percent of Americans say they would encourage their children to play a different sport than football due to concerns about concussions, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:54:13 GMT

(image) Forty percent of Americans say they would encourage their children to play a different sport than football due to concerns about concussions, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.


Forty percent of Americans say they would encourage their children to play a different sport than football due to concerns about concussions, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.



Veteran Rep. Waxman to retire from Congress

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:26:04 GMT

Longtime California Rep. Henry Waxman, D, will retire from Congress at the end of this term, he announced Thursday.



Now suggesting advice for Grimm? Anthony Weiner.Anthony Weiner may not be mayor of New York City, but he’s trying another career on for size: advice columnist.

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:58:38 GMT

(image) Anthony Weiner may not be mayor of New York City, but he’s trying another career on for size: advice columnist.


Anthony Weiner may not be mayor of New York City, but he’s trying another career on for size: advice columnist.



Republicans position themselves for battles to comeFirst Read: House GOP gathers at annual retreat to discuss strategy on debt ceiling deadline and immigration reform.

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:24:04 GMT

(image) First Read: House GOP gathers at annual retreat to discuss strategy on debt ceiling deadline and immigration reform.


First Read: House GOP gathers at annual retreat to discuss strategy on debt ceiling deadline and immigration reform.



Threatening Congressman just the latest State of the Union distraction

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:27:33 GMT

The Michael Grimm story of threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony because of a question the New York Republican didn’t like has begun to take on a life of its own.



Grimm: ‘No excuse’ for threatening reporter

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:44:28 GMT

New York congressman Michael Grimm apologized Wednesday for physically threatening a reporter at the Capitol, saying there’s “no excuse” for his behavior and that the incident “shouldn’t have happened.”



Obama presses his message on the roadPresident Barack Obama hit the road Wednesday to press for the economic agenda he presented Monday night in his State of the Union speech.

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:16:31 GMT

(image) President Barack Obama hit the road Wednesday to press for the economic agenda he presented Monday night in his State of the Union speech.


President Barack Obama hit the road Wednesday to press for the economic agenda he presented Monday night in his State of the Union speech.



Obama hits the road to sell proposals

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:14:37 GMT

First Read:  The president stumps for a State of the Union speech that was optimistic in tone but modest on ambition.