What the MyRA "nest egg" executive order is all about.
Environmental groups demand review of all tar sands pipelines for carbon pollution before a final Keystone judgment.
Deal also stops $5 billion each year in direct subsidies in favor of a crop insurance program.
Also invited by lawmakers: Hannity and a Fort Hood survivor. Related: Jason Collins Sitting with First Lady at State of the Union Speech
They seem to be leaving in droves, but the shakeups may not register very high on the political Richter scale.
Citing Target breach, Issa calls potential vulnerabilities “very serious” since the database contains reams of personal data.
While some “positive steps” have been taken to address the problem, Coburn said wasteful spending on conferences and travel continues.
New year, new cloture vote, and the Dems claim victory -- for now.
If the first session of the 113th Congress was the least productive in the nation’s history, what's in store for part two?
“The administration appears to be mimicking the failed policies of other countries, including some of the world's largest carbon emitters.”
Paul Ryan flexes his political muscle as nine Republicans back his compromise in the upper chamber.
Hatch says “sometimes the answer has to be yes," while Graham vows that anyone who backs cutting military pensions "is gonna get the hell kicked out of him.”
On the Republican side, 170 voted for the package while only 62 opposed.
Ryan defends the airline security fees in his bill: “We think that the users should pay for the services that they're using."
The Senate bill proposed cutting the food stamp program by about $4 billion; the House originally sought a $20 billion reduction.
Sen. Murray: "We cheer for a different football team, clearly. We catch different fish. We have some differences on policy but we agree our country needs some certainty."
Will public disapproval of the healthcare law, Obama and Congress last into 2014 midterms?
If Congress does not renew the law, those out of work who file for unemployment benefits in 2014 will only qualify for state benefits.
GOPs insist that further action against the filibuster — which can be achieved by a simple majority — places minority rights at further risk.
Schumer: "We are going to pass background checks and then move on and do other things we have to do to get guns off the streets."
"We must limit the federal government’s ability to slow down energy production on taxpayer owned federal land."
President vows to veto bill which would automatically approve permit applications that Interior shoves to back burner.
With a Dec. 13 deadline, budget conferees need to figure out how to replace the revenue -- or whether to replace sequestration at all.
Hagan says the yearlong extension doesn't go far enough; Begich supports letting people keep their plans permanently. Harkin thinks Obama caved.