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By PBS NewsHour
This week Republicans passed a bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which House Speaker John Boehner called the "most pro-life legislation” to ever come before the House. The bill depends on a recent study that found…
By Anna Sillers
Sexism on Capitol Hill is by no means new. But a new survey from the National Journal shows how widespread the problem still is.
By Erica Werner, Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key…
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure.
By Connie Cass, Associated Press
Dozens of minority congressional staffers and Capitol employees have gathered to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police. About 200 workers and a few members of Congress stood on the House steps Thursday and silently raised their arms…
By Associated Press
Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled…
The newest members of Congress are in Washington for orientation ahead of the new session's start in January. Political director Domenico Montanaro meets up with two newly elected lawmakers as they learn to navigate their new positions on the Hill.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers' concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a…
This week the U.S. Transportation Secretary warned the federal Highway Trust Fund may run out of money later this year. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Bob Cusack, Managing Editor for The Hill, about the logistics of the fund and how state…
Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau pokes fun of American politics in a new medium…
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