The Congress that shut the government down ponders how we would talk to a planet of zebras
(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger proposal to reorganize his staff and trim
(WASHINGTON) — With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
On a voice vote, the House passed a bill to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act for another decade.
The Senate could vote on …
His challenger, however, is backed by Silicon Valley bigwigs
The GOP will use targeted attacks rather than all-out war in response to the Democrats’ rule change on the filibuster
The White House says the bill that opens the door to more sanctions could prompt Iran to leave negotiations
With a historic and controversial move, Senate majority leader Harry Reid renders the sober Senate more like the hyperpartisan House
Senate Democrats pushed through a historic change to the chamber’s rules on Thursday, doing away with filibusters on executive appointments and most judicial nominations in a bid to ease the gridlock gripping the chamber.
Sen. John McCain’s proposal doesn’t go far enough for Majority Leader Harry Reid
Florida Republican Rep. Trey Radel announced Wednesday he would take a leave of absence from Congress and seek medical treatment hours after he pled guilty to a misdemeanor cocaine possession charge. Radel added that he would donate his salary to charity while away from his duties.
“I have let my constituents, my country and my …
South Carolina junior Republican Sen. Tim Scott declined Wednesday to endorse his state’s senior senator, fellow Republican Lindsey Graham, underscoring persistent tea party skepticism of Graham ahead of his reelection bid.
“You just mentioned Lindsey Graham, the great Lindsey Graham of your state, are you supporting him for …
(WASHINGTON) — For decades, the wartime service of 96-year-old Edmond Harjo and other American Indian “code talkers” was something that wasn’t even officially acknowledged, let alone publically recognized.
But on Wednesday, Harjo sat in the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall soaking in a standing ovation from hundreds of people — after …
Three Republicans join most Senate Democrats in a vote to loosen restrictions on transferring detainees out of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, potentially leading to its closure