“The circumstances are different entirely [this time],” said Rep. Trent Franks.
In 1932, Democrat John Dingell Sr. won a House seat; his son, John Jr., won that seat in 1955; in 2014, John Jr.’s wife is running for it.
U.S. Congressmen call FIFA’s concussion protocol at the World Cup “inadequate.”
A month ago, the Veteran’s Administration issued a subpoena for names of anonymous whistleblowers a veterans’ group collected to expose problems in the VA health system. On Tuesday, a congressional hearing is expected to explain why the whistleblowers want to keep their names secret.
There’s bipartisan momentum for changing a 2008 law that treats undocumented minors from other Central American countries differently from those from Mexico.
Welcome to the playhouse, Dave Brat.
In response to remarks made by House Speaker John Boehner today, Representative Jackie Speier challenged the label he placed on the Taliban. “To say they are terrorists, at this point, is not necessarily accurate,” Speier said during a segment on Newsnation with Tamron Hall.
Billy Ray Wheelock heads to Washington to tell Congress why they should embrace President Obama’s clemency program.
814 million eligible voters. 28 states. 543 constituencies. 1,600+ political parties. 930,000 polling stations. 1.4 million voting machines. $600 million. This is a glimpse of India’s general elections — the world’s largest democratic exercise.
Five years after just about everyone in the capital committed to dramatically expanding AmeriCorps, advocates for national service give American leaders a failing grade.
A top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is spearheading a renewed effort to end the administration’s controversial, 9/11-era counterterrorism rules of war.
After a day-long planning session at their annual legislative conference, hundreds of union firefighters will take their issues directly to the Hill. Pensions, grant money, Obamacare.
As the Catholic Church celebrates the one year anniversary of Francis’ papacy, House Speaker John Boehner urges the Pontiff to bring his message of “protection of the most vulnerable among us-the ailing, the disadvantaged, the unemployed, the impoverished, the unborn” to Congress.
“I want folks to think seriously about how slavery really works.”
“A freedom movement for women has caught ﬁre.”
Carl DeMaio is a former San Diego city councilman who is running for Congress in California’s 52nd congressional district. He is challenging Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.
Sounds like an interesting drinking game tho.
The former American Idol star is turning his attention from music to politics, running for a seat in his home state.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords unveils a new ad calling out Congress for failing to act on the gun violence issue. CNN and MSNBC will air the spot before and after the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Oh, you beautiful politicians.
The messy business of gerrymandering made simple with the help of pepperoni and extra cheese.
“Paul Ryan is the Jesus of our conference. If Paul gives something his blessing, it brings the votes,” a Republican leadership aide said Tuesday of Ryan’s budget deal with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.
“Mr. Speaker, make no mistake, Nelson Mandela is no friend to liberty, democracy, or human rights.”
Twenty years ago, Marianne Williamson wrote the first book to be endorsed by Oprah; today, she’s running for Congress. Here’s a look at how a New Age guru opposed to money’s influence in politics plans to raise $2 million for a campaign.