- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- Dalai Lama opens Senate session with prayer Updated: Mar-06-14 11:34 am
- House panel bars funds for immigrant advocate Updated: Mar-05-14 8:53 pm
- Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot bill Updated: Mar-05-14 1:00 pm
- Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot bill Updated: Mar-05-14 12:58 pm
- Analysis: Obama budget tries to have it both ways Updated: Mar-04-14 4:52 pm
- Schwarzenegger backs Ohio city for GOP convention Updated: Mar-03-14 5:58 pm
- Advocacy group targets House GOP on immigration Updated: Mar-03-14 3:26 pm
- Correction: Republicans-Health Care story Updated: Mar-02-14 11:43 am
- Tea party ready for fight with GOP establishment Updated: Feb-28-14 6:42 pm
- Sen. Cruz won't endorse Cornyn in Texas GOP race Updated: Feb-27-14 5:01 pm
- Okla. business leaders call for immigration change Updated: Feb-27-14 3:13 am
- Analysis: Tax overhaul bill headed for the shelf Updated: Feb-27-14 3:06 am
- Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules Updated: Feb-26-14 8:54 pm
- GOP tax plan lowers rates, repeals popular breaks Updated: Feb-26-14 6:00 pm
- Obama, Boehner meet for hour at White House Updated: Feb-25-14 6:02 pm
- 600-plus business groups press for immigration Updated: Feb-25-14 2:52 pm
- Senators hit rivals hard and fast in GOP primaries Updated: Feb-25-14 3:28 am
- Top Mexico cartel to keep on despite capo capture Updated: Feb-25-14 1:30 am
- Mexico capo's arrest unlikely to slow top cartel Updated: Feb-24-14 7:16 pm
- Debts, deficits - once a focus - fade from agenda Updated: Feb-21-14 2:51 pm
- Jindal asks Congress to stop flood insurance hikes Updated: Feb-19-14 12:58 pm
- Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills Updated: Feb-18-14 1:46 pm
- White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy Updated: Feb-17-14 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
WASHINGTON - And on Thursday, the Dalai Lama prayed in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON - The first immigration bill in the House this year would prohibit any money for the public advocate for immigrants in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the nation's capital.
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tried to have it both ways Tuesday with an election-year budget that paid faint lip service to reducing federal deficits, then piled on about $1 trillion in tax increases and hundreds of billions in higher spending designed to appeal to economically squeezed voters rather than congressional foes of red ink.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting his muscle behind a bid by Columbus to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, even as the powerful U.S. House Speaker said he favors a different Ohio city close to his home district.
WASHINGTON - An advocacy group affiliated with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a nationwide ad on Monday that implores House Republicans to act this election year on legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system.
WASHINGTON - In a story Feb. 28 about health care, The Associated Press incorrectly identified Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as vice chairman of the Republican Conference. She is the chairman of the conference.
WASHINGTON - Tea partyers insist they're not to blame for Republican election losses in congressional and presidential elections, faulting the GOP establishment for showing little fight.
WASHINGTON - The sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse his state's senior senator in next week's Republican primary.
OKLAHOMA CITY - More than a dozen Oklahoma business leaders are joining hundreds more nationwide urging Congress to pass an overhaul of the country's laws on immigration.
WASHINGTON - Ordinarily, the late-winter introduction of major legislation by the chairman of a powerful committee might signal a major push in Congress for an election-year accomplishment.
WASHINGTON - A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department's inspector general said Wednesday in a report that buoyed supporters of the controversial pipeline and disappointed critics.
WASHINGTON - A sweeping House Republican plan to overhaul the nation's tax laws would wipe out a slew of popular tax breaks to help pay for lower overall tax rates, a politically risky move in an election year that drew quick opposition Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Disentangled from showdowns or looming crises, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held a rare one-on-one Oval Office meeting Tuesday addressing potential areas of common ground that could lay a foundation for more ambitious goals like immigration and trade that remain long shots for action this year.
WASHINGTON - More than 600 business organizations, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Apple to McDonald's, have sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) pressing him to move on immigration legislation this year.
WASHINGTON - Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.
MEXICO CITY - The powerful Sinaloa cartel is expected to go right on selling billions of dollars of illegal drugs despite the takedown of its legendary leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who leaves in place a sophisticated distribution network and business plan.
MEXICO CITY - Like a Fortune 500 company losing its chief executive, the powerful Sinaloa cartel is likely to stay in business at least in the short term, selling billions of dollars of illegal drugs despite the arrest of its legendary leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
WASHINGTON - Just four years ago, deficits and debt were an explosive political combination, propelling Republicans to control of the House and fueling the budget fights that would ensue over the next three years.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After months largely silent on the issue, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging congressional leaders to stop higher flood insurance premiums from hitting homeowners and businesses.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a "fast track" to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to sidetrack them instead.
RANCHO MIRAGE, California - The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's enactment.