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The 55-year-old native of Greensboro, N.C., pledged to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill.
Three Oklahoma executions have been stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court amid a challenge over the sedative used in the state’s lethal
Columbus, Ohio, and New York City’s Brooklyn borough are also in the running to host the 2016 convention.
His administration’s politically fraught plan also imposed new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.
The ban applies to all Turnpike employees, though it doesn't take effect for several weeks, Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said.
The meetings come as House Democrats try to build a new message that can better connect with voters over the next two years.
Political analysts say attacking Israel’s prime minister for deteriorating relations with Washington, could be a winning message.
The 10 lawmakers said they would wait until after a March deadline for finishing the outlines of a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.
Senate Bill 4 advanced 14-12 and could receive a full floor vote soon.
CBO says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September.
At the State of the Union, the vice president and GOP rep had a heart-to-heart talk. It was about Mr. Murphy's cancer-stricken sister.
Former governors Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush were notably absent from the Iowa gathering.
The challenge focuses on Oklahoma, even though the justices declined last week to stop an execution there that used the contested chemicals.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson held a breakfast meeting with the dissidents a day after talks with Cuban officials.
Mr. Rubio has chosen Anna Rogers, the finance director for conservative group American Crossroads, to lead his fundraising effort.
The Democrats are still deciding on a host city and are in final talks with New York, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.
The three-day gathering of the House Democratic Caucus runs from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Israel’s prime minister to address Congress next month regarding Iran and U.S. sanctions.
Toomey will head the Senate Finance Committee’s subcommittee on health care; Casey is the ranking Democrat on the taxation and IRS panel.
On a two-day jaunt in the Midwest, the president saluted Republican state’s investments in both technology and education.
The House speaker’s move to bring Netanyahu before Congress likely increases the chances of a congressional collision with the White House.
President Barack Obama: “Everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”
Republicans have seized state lawmaking majorities, but many Democratic-dominated cities are likely to take matters into their own hands.
He was one of the reporters on the Nixon White House’s enemies list that was released in 1973 by the Senate Watergate Committee.
Critics have had time to prepare their reproaches, since the president already tipped his hand in a series of speeches.
The president’s proposals are likely to be cheered by Democrats, but the tax increases are likely to be opposed by Republican-led Congress.
Mitt Romney told the Republican National Committee meeting in San Diego that the party can win the White House with a conservative message.
The court, in a brief order, said it would hear cases concerning marriage restrictions in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
House voted Wednesday to void President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Republican senators and congressmen are in Hershey this week to set their agendas for the coming year.
In accordance with tradition, the occupier of the desk near a highly trafficked U.S. Senate entrance fills the drawer with confections.
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel will stay and three former officials and a new face will be in Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s cabinet.
It will consider whether an Arizona town discriminated against a church by forcing it to remove signs notifying the public of its services.
Watchdogs say Bruce Rauner’s inauguration festival — with a tab estimated to reach $10 million — is emblematic of a trend in other states.
PNC and other regional banks played a role in rollback of controversial Dodd-Frank “push-out” provision.
The House voted 266-153 to approve measure, with 28 Democrats voting in support. The Senate has a test vote on Monday.
The president this week is on a three-state speaking tour that will also take him to Arizona and Tennessee.
House Republicans debated whether two of their rank-and-file should face retribution for opposing Speaker John Boehner’s re-election.
House Speaker John Boehner beat back a challenge to his speakership.
Two types of legislation are likely in Congress: bills with some bipartisan support, and bills that will result in vetoes.
The House Republicans say the speaker is too aligned with business-as-usual in Washington.
He was a stalwart defender of liberalism, even in age of President Ronald Reagan.
The speaker sought to quell a controversy after the No. 3 GOP leader in the House confirmed that he had addressed a white supremacist group.
In an NPR interview, he said he believes he has a chance to concentrate on issues that he didn’t have time for earlier in his presidency.