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The House on Thursday voted to end the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program, one of two federal foreclosure-assistance programs on the chopping block this week.
A Gallup poll released Thursday shows that the number of Americans citing economic issues as the country's most important problem has reached a 12-month high, with the percentages of Americans concerned about the federal deficit and gas prices also spiking.
The House Homeland Security Committee convened Thursday for the much-anticipated hearings on radical Islam. The hearings, convened by chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.), feature a series of witnesses addressing the topic. We are covering the hearing live here.
CAIR was used as a lightning rod during the hearing, sort of a proxy for the often cited but unnamed "Muslim organizations" that King and several of his witnesses said were the problem and were encouraging innocent, patriotic Muslim Americans not to work with law enforcement.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., we'll be live-blogging House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King's (R-N.Y.) hearing on "the extent of radicalization of American Muslims."
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday evening that the House will defend in court the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Two competing government funding bills fell short in the Senate on Wednesday, sending congressional leaders and the White House back to the negotiating table to try to work out a budget compromise.
Tomorrow morning, we'll be live-blogging House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King's (R-N.Y.) hearing on "the extent of radicalization of American Muslims." The hearing, which starts at 9:30 a.m., will feature six witnesses, including Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, and relatives of young American Muslims who became violently radicalized.
The White House has restated its veto threat against the government funding measure passed by the House last month ahead of a Senate test vote on the measure this afternoon.
Updated 1:10 p.m.With criticism mounting about their lack of a specific plan on the budget, the White House has announced that President Obama will meet with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.White House spokesman Jay Carney...
Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday told U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk that they would hold up a U.S.-Korea trade agreement until the Obama administration progresses on two other long-stalled trade deals with Panama and Colombia.Utah Sen. Orrin...
The freshman senator from Kentucky cites the size of the federal deficit in both plans as prompting his opposition.
Updated, 4:25 p.m. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday backed House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King's (R-N.Y.) planned hearing on Islamic radicalism, chiding the press for having "become sort of fascinated" with it."The purpose [of the hearing]...
Former senators Erskine Bowles (D-N.C.) and Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal reform commission, are kicking off a campaign on Tuesday to promote the panel's final report and the efforts of a group of senators working on long-term deficit reduction.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) criticized President Obama in a floor speech Tuesday, taking issue with the president's leadership in negotiations on keeping the federal government funded through September.
Senate will vote on two budget proposals Tuesday, but majority leader predicts both will be defeated, prompting a return 'to square one.'
The conservative legal group Judicial Watch announced Monday that it has filed a lawsuit against Rep. Alcee Hastings, accusing the 10-term Florida Democrat of sexually harassing a policy adviser who worked on a commission that Hastings once chaired.
The House this week is expected to take up two measures that would end a pair of federal foreclosure-assistance programs. Votes are expected to come by the end of the week.The first bill is H.R. 830, the Federal Housing Administration...
Updated: 12:05 p.m. A federal shutdown has been averted - temporarily, at least - after the House and Senate passed a stopgap measure last week to keep the government funded through March 18. But the real budget battle is yet...