January 5, 2011 At Wednesday morning's bipartisan prayer service, Congress members on the left and right set aside their differences to acknowledge that which unites them: love of country, and service. The mood was short-lived.
January 4, 2011 The Constitution reading is a shout out to Tea Party voters from which some Democrats felt excluded. But Republicans are inviting Democrats to join them after members of the new minority party requested as much, not wanting to be out-Constitutioned.
January 4, 2011 House GOP members want to show they're serious about cutting government spending by starting small. The $35 million or five percent of the House budget they intend to cut is tiny relative to the $3.55 trillion federal budget. But it's easy pickings.
December 22, 2010 Obama and his Hispanic allies plan to defend against expected anti-immigrant GOP moves. For instance, they expect a GOP move to end "birthright" citizenship. But there's hope that the GOP 's new power might lead it to work with Obama.
November 16, 2010 House freshman were on Capitol Hill learning how conduct themselves and getting Tea Party warnings. They had to learn how to navigate the complex ethics laws. They also received a warning from Tea Party supporters that they would be watched.