- Analysis: Cut, cut, cower - Lawmakers back down to uproar Updated: Nov-10-15 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan promises a big, bold agenda and says lawmakers won't shy from difficult choices. But several recent votes demonstrate Congress' continuing penchant for small ball and timidity - and the tendency of lawmakers to reverse course at the first tingle of political pain.
- Kansas senator puts hold on Obama nominee over Guantanamo Updated: Nov-04-15 11:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday placed a hold on President Barack Obama's nominee for the secretary of the Army to prevent the White House from taking executive action to close Guantanamo Bay and transfer detainees to the United States.