Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has added fuel to the fire of speculation that she may launch a 2012 presidential bid.
California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has pledged to wield his power as the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to subpoena administration officials. What Issa may not have anticipated is that a little over a month into his tenure as chairman, his committee would find itself on the receiving end of a subpoena.
Several House Republicans on Friday pushed back against claims by Democrats that the GOP is open to shutting down the federal government as lawmakers scramble to reach a compromise on a spending resolution ahead of a March 4 deadline.
The House on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill directing 10 committees to review whether federal regulations are impeding job growth, after a nine-and-a-half-hour debate that saw lawmakers remain in the chamber until 10 p.m. Thursday night and resume early Friday morning.
Members of Congress reacted on Friday to the news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down and handing over power to the Egyptian military after nearly 30 years of autocratic rule. Below is a round-up of statements from lawmakers on Capitol Hill:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) promised Thursday night that the spending cuts House Republicans are set to lay out in detail today will be the most sweeping since World War II.
President Obama tried Thursday night to exert more pressure on the Egyptian government, saying that President Hosni Mubarak has not convinced his countrymen that his handover of powers "is immediate, meaningful or sufficient."
The House on Thursday voted to proceed on a measure that would extend key provisions of the Patriot Act countersurveillance law, two days after the measure came up short in a Republican-led effort to approve it under fast-track rules.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he intends to reduce government spending by $100 billion for the remainder of the fiscal year, bowing to pressure from conservative Republicans who had called for the sweeping cuts.
Business leaders vented their frustrations with government regulations on Thursday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), while Democratic lawmakers on the panel argued that some government rules are necessary in order to protect public health and safety.
The House on Thursday will again take up debate on a bill that would extend until December key provisions of the Patriot Act counterterrorism surveillance law, two days after the measure fell seven votes short of the super-majority required for passage under fast-track rules.
The renewed debate over federal funding of abortion continued on Wednesday as a second House committee took up the issue in a hearing on a Republican-sponsored measure.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's condition continues to improve -- so much so that she is reportedly making meal requests.
Seventy-four House Democrats have penned a letter to Clarence Thomas asking the Supreme Court justice to recuse himself from any deliberations on the constitutionality of the national health care overhaul, arguing that his wife's work as a lobbyist creates "the appearance of a conflict of interest."
Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, one of the most outspoken opponents of the Federal Reserve, hosts his first subcommittee hearing Wednesday as chairman of a House subcommittee overseeing the central bank.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew met with House Democrats Wednesday morning at their closed-door caucus meeting, a week after meeting with Senate Democrats at their weekly luncheon and days ahead of the release of President Obama's budget.
First lady Michelle Obama continued her full-court press on the one-year anniversary of her "Let's Move" anti-obesity initiative, joining NBC "Today" show host Matt Lauer for an interview that covered a wide range of topics, going from Egypt, to hair dye to Facebook.
California Democratic Rep. Jane Harman is departing the House to take up a post as president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars -- but it appears she may have already partially checked out of Congress.
Eight freshmen and three inaugural members of the House Tea Party Caucus cast votes against a proposed extension of
President Obama will host top congressional Republicans at the White House on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Tuesday.
Michelle Obama confirmed Tuesday that her husband has kicked his decades-long smoking habit.
As key committees prepare to debate two House Republican-sponsored bills on abortion funding this week, Senate Democrats on Tuesday took aim at the GOP proposals as "extreme" and charged that they are a distraction from Congress's top priority of kick-starting the economy.
A measure to extend key provisions of the Patriot Act counterterrorism surveillance law through December failed the House Tuesday night, with more than two-dozen Republicans bucking their party to oppose the measure.
Six House Democrats on Monday wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pressing for an emergency resolution on the crisis in Egypt, four days after the Senate passed its own resolution condemning recent violence in the country and calling on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to begin the process of transitioning to a caretaker government.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday urged President Obama to act on pending trade deals with Panama and Colombia, charging that the president "needs to do more than promise to 'pursue' these agreements" as he did in his remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
President Obama is extending another olive branch to the business community Monday morning with a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Bill O'Reilly interviews president Obama before the Super Bowl: 'Once my Bears lost, I don't pick sides'
The president sat down with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly for a live interview during the Super Bowl pre-game show on local FOX broadcast channels.
The Reagan Centennial celebration started just before 2 p.m. ET Sunday, with musical performances by popular Christian singer Michael W. Smith and pop singer Amy Grant.
The Sunday talk shows were dominated by talk of the uprising in Egypt and what comes next for embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Former ambassadors, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and more offered their views.
CNN's Candy Crowley interviewed Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, asking about the current situation in Egypt on the 13th day of protests.
Former Wyoming Republican senator and co-chair of the White House Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Alan K. Simpson joined CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley to discuss the nation's fiscal situation.
Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was scheduled to speak at an event for a Colorado nonprofit group May 2, but the event was canceled the day after it was announced.