Published May 05, 2009
Supreme Court Justice David Souter was uncharacteristically melancholy and emotional in his remarks to a group he has addressed annually since taking his seat on the nation’s highest court in 1990.
Published April 14, 2009
Alaska wins the per capita pork award from Citizens Against Government Waste with Hawaii following a distant second.
Published April 02, 2009
The Senate is working on its own budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 and any differences will have to be worked out.
Published March 31, 2009
The Cuba travel embargo is a "failed policy that has failed for 50 years," says Sen. Byron Dorgan.
Published March 26, 2009
While Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., held out an olive branch to moderate Democrats known as "Blue Dogs" Wednesday, calling on his "friends" to join the GOP in opposing the budget, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, slammed the group as "lap dogs."
Published March 25, 2009
The $700,000 ad buy going up in 12 states targets a number of key moderate Democratic senators.
Published March 11, 2009
Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., said Wednesday he has directed committee staffers to begin "preparing options" and ideas if another bill to revive the ailing economy becomes necessary.
Published March 05, 2009
The legislation, which now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration, empowers federal judges to modify the mortgages for borrowers who file for bankruptcy.
Published March 03, 2009
Three lawmakers are reintroducing legislation giving the president line-item veto authority -- more than a decade after the Supreme Court struck down the procedure as unconstitutional.
Published February 25, 2009
The proposal would have forced the House Ethics Committee to launch a probe into ties between the source and timing of campaign contributions by lobbyists and subsequent legislator requests for special projects or earmarks.