HERSHEY, Pa. — Not exactly brimming with confidence, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s going to try to push a House-passed bill to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies through the Senate. Continue reading
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, won his bid to be Speaker of the House for two more years, but 25 of his fellow Republicans, more than expected, voted against him.
Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Continue reading
President Barack Obama is aiming to set the agenda for the new year on his terms despite emboldened Republicans who feel their victory in November’s elections given them a mandate to rein him in. Continue reading
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has resigned from all nonprofit and business board memberships to clear the pathway to the White House. Continue reading
George Cabot Lodge asks why Republicans want to deny the Cuban people the better life that he predicts will come with U.S. investment in their country and deny American business new opportunities. Continue reading
HONOLULU — Warning from President Barack Obama to congressional Republicans: I have a veto pen and, come January, I won’t be afraid to use it.
As the 113th Congress drew to a close, long-term lawmakers who are stepping down offered farewells and final thoughts about the state of American politics, as well as issues ranging from campaign finance to supporting veterans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins listens in. Continue reading
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “actively explore” a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans. Continue reading
The fight in Congress over a compromise federal spending bill revealed tensions between pragmatists and purists in both parties. Judy Woodruff sits down with Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss the polarization and political dynamics of the incoming Congress. Continue reading