In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.
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Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the loudest international critics of the nuclear deal with Iran. It's just his latest clash with President Obama.
President Obama's weakened political standing and the upcoming 2014 elections complicate the future of the historic agreement with Iran.
By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
The key players involved in the debate over the so-called nuclear option appear to be singing a different tune on the issue. What changed? The party in power.
The real reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules Thursday was the proliferation of the filibuster's use — and the near-total separation of the tactic from any real objections to the nominee being blocked.
Arne Duncan has expressed regret for his dismissive comment about the opposition of "white suburban moms" to Common Core standards, but the flap won't soon be forgotten.
Congress holds a hearing on virtual currencies like Bitcoins... What else could go wrong with Obamacare? ... Cheney sisters fight over same-sex marriage goes public.
The 39 Democratic "yes" votes on a House bill that party leaders say would undercut the president's health care law come from districts where Obama won by an average of 6 points in the 2012 election. The 153 Democrats who voted "no" come from districts where the president won by an average of 38 points.