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The Democratic leader in the Senate announced his decision in a video. "My friend Sen. [Mitch] McConnell, don't be too elated," he said. "I'm going to be here for 22 months."Read More

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.Read More

Most of the members of the coalition conducting air strikes in Yemen, are also members of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria that's been waging an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State.Read More

As they do every time the Senate takes up a budget resolution, senators spend hours voting on proposals they want to add to the document, which isn't technically a budget but a vision statement.Read More

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.Read More

Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.Read More

Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.Read More

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.Read More

The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.Read More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.Read More


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