Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ruffled some feathers on the Senate floor Wednesday morning when he called for an up-or-down vote on dueling GOP and Democratic plans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts.
Following a 244-185 vote that won the support of five Democrats, House Republicans emerged victorious from Wednesday’s battle but may ultimately lose the war against President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
The House Oversight Committee voted strictly along party lines, 23-17, to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The citation will be voted on by the House next week, House Speaker John Boehner said.
House GOP leaders on Friday pounced on President Obama and his economic policies following the release of a less-than-impressive May jobs report.
The House on Thursday shot down legislation aimed at imposing fines and prison sentences on doctors who perform sex-selective abortion.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that he is “confident” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will emerge victorious from next week’s recall election.
The Senate on Thursday rejected competing bills aimed at keeping student loan interest rates from doubling to 6.8 percent in July.
Secret Service director Mark Sullivan apologized for a prostitution scandal that put an unwelcome spotlight on the agency.
The Obama campaign released a new television ad Monday accusing Mitt Romney of destroying jobs at an Indiana office supply company during his tenure as Bain Capital CEO.