September 14, 2013 The possibility of U.S. strikes in Syria brought Code Pink protesters to Capitol Hill, holding signs and disrupting the proceedings. Leading them is Medea Benjamin, an anti-war activist who, as it turns out, didn't even like the color pink when she started the group.
September 11, 2013 With the pause button pushed on the congressional debate over Syria, the House is turning its attention back to the budget. The House was supposed to act this week to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, and Republican leaders had hoped to avoid drama. But drama is brewing.
August 26, 2013 The election is still 15 months away, but the negative ads are already flying as Sen. Mark Pryor tries to hold on to his seat. His GOP challenger, Tom Cotton, is a freshman congressman who is hoping to help the Republicans take control of the Senate.
August 7, 2013 In the summer of 2009, protests of the president's health care agenda boiled over in town hall meetings around the country — marking the rise of the Tea Party movement. Now, groups from all over the political spectrum are hoping to recapture some of that energy.
August 6, 2013 Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp skip much of Washington's formality when they're out traveling the country to try to drum up support for simplifying the tax code. They want to convince Americans — and their colleagues in Congress — that it's possible, and worth it.
July 30, 2013 A new House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced, "more questions, more denials, more delays," says committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich.