February 27, 2014 The legislation underscores "an increasingly symbolic thrust of legislation as Congress heads toward midterm elections," NPR's David Welna says.
February 24, 2014 The Michigan Democrat was first elected to Congress in 1955. He tells The Detroit News "I'm not going to be carried out feet first." Dingell is 87.
San Diego Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer celebrated with his family and supporters Tuesday night as votes were counted.
February 12, 2014 City Councilman Kevin Faulconer will fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat. Filner left office after less than a year following sexual harassment allegations from more than a dozen women.
February 7, 2014 "That doesn't mean I'm the only guy that can do it," the vice president tells CNN. "But if no one else, I think, can, and I think I can, then I'd run." He's far behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent poll of Democrats. Biden said he'll decide by summer 2015.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Thursday.
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February 6, 2014 The House speaker said there was a trust deficit between the GOP and President Obama, so immigration overhaul would be a "difficult" issue to move on this year.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves the Fort Lee, N.J., City Hall on Jan. 9.
February 3, 2014 The comments are Christie's first since the Jan. 9 news conference in which said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" that his aides punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge. Christie reiterated that he knew nothing about the lane closures.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Monday.
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February 3, 2014 Jacob Lew says the limit on borrowing needs to be raised before the end of the month. Otherwise, he warns, the federal government risks defaulting on its debts — and Lew says that could cause serious damage to the economy.
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President Obama and Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly at the White House on Sunday.
February 3, 2014 The Super Bowl was a superbore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.
Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. (right), as he confronted NY1 reporter Michael Scotto on Tuesday in the Capitol.
January 29, 2014 Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., didn't like a reporter's question. With the camera still rolling, he said he would throw the journalist "off this [expletive] balcony." Also, said Grimm, "I'll break you in half."
President Obama, working at his desk Monday night on the eve of his 2014 State of the Union address.
January 28, 2014 The president will announce in his State of the Union address that he's signing an executive order to lift the pay in new federal contracts. A top adviser tells NPR that Obama has "warmed up to" the idea of using executive orders to move his agenda ahead.
Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel of Florida
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January 27, 2014 The freshman member of Congress, a Republican from Florida, was found guilty of buying about $260 worth of cocaine from an undercover agent. He has been under pressure from others in his party to step down.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during his appearance on Thursday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
January 24, 2014 The House speaker used a rare appearance on late-night TV to joke about why he won't be running for the White House, and to make some more serious predictions about this year's elections.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
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January 21, 2014 The Republican senator confirmed the news Tuesday. He survived a 2007 prostitution scandal to easily win re-election to the Senate three years later. If he fails in his bid to become governor, he could still keep his Senate seat and decide later whether to seek re-election to that post in 2016.
Before the voter ID law was put on hold, this Penndot Drivers License Center in Butler, Pa., displayed signs promoting the requirement for voters to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls.
January 17, 2014 The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.
Bruce Springsteen (left) and Jimmy Fallon doing their "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam."
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January 15, 2014 The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.
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