Today in the Morning Line: Just two presidents in the last 50 years have not experienced a Congress fully controlled by the opposition party 16 of the 24 times the opposition party has fully controlled Congress have been in just … Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, Republicans took control of the House and the Senate. Despite warm words for getting much accomplished in the new year, there was confrontation between Republicans and the White House over the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline. Also, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking bribes while in office. Continue reading
Vice President Joe Biden stole the show at the swearing-in ceremonies of the 114th Congress, wooing grandmothers, taking selfies and slapping senators on the back in between administering oaths. Continue reading
From folksy Irish sayings to parental advice, hugs and kisses, selfies and cellphone calls from grandmothers, it was vintage Joe Biden Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
The vice president relishes his duties administering the oath to members of Congress. Here were some of the best-of Biden moments: 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.
A judge today sentenced Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s former governor and a one-time potential vice-presidential contender, to two years in prison after he was found guilty of political corruption. Continue reading
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
Welcome to the 114th Congress. Both the House and Senate, which will have a new majority leader in Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, will gavel in for the new Congress at noon today. The chambers each begin with a prayer, but then have slightly different choreography. Continue reading
When the 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate for the first time in nearly a decade. What will this mean for the national political agenda? Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives from Arkadi Gerney of the Center for American Progress and David Boaz of the Cato Institute. Continue reading
In 1966, Edward Brooke became the first African-American elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. Known for his bipartisan efforts, the Massachusetts Republican served two terms and helped pave the way for future politicians of color. Gwen Ifill remembers the achievements of the late senator, who died over the weekend at the age of 95. Continue reading