| Dec. 20, 2013, 4:13 p.m.
After the toughest year of his presidency, Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to make 2014 “a year of action” and promised to keep pushing for an immigration overhaul, an extension of unemployment benefits and other items.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 3:26 p.m.
“Continuing the conversation” was the subtitle of the Senate Aging Committee’s hearing Wednesday on the future of long-term-care policy. Continuing the conversation is a formulation with a lovely gentleness, an effort to reassure, to conjure up endless sunshine and an elderly couple taking long walks under autumn leaves surrounded by several generations of handsome, smiling descendants.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 2:57 p.m.
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., released his annual “Dingell Jingle,” a lyrical gift rife with potshots, holiday jeer and even the acronym “YOLO.”
| Dec. 20, 2013, 2:26 p.m.
Library of Congress employees have fewer options for smoke breaks around the Madison Building, but the grounds might not be as butt-free as management once envisioned.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 1:56 p.m.
Do we spy a dapper caucus in the making?
| Dec. 20, 2013, 1:55 p.m.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is not only confident he will be vindicated in an ongoing legal tussle — a rather nasty affair in which a former landlord claims that the California Republican and his family caused tens of thousands of dollars in property damage — he’s fairly certain he brought it on himself by serving in the public eye.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
In Roll Call’s final installment of Congressional Hits and Misses before the new year, we are reminded senators can, in fact, read, translate and philosophize.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 11:37 a.m.
President Barack Obama’s decision to tap Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China is a political boon for Democrats trying to protect their vulnerable majority, but especially for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 10:13 a.m.
Updated 11:23 a.m. | It’s official — President Barack Obama announced Friday his intention to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 9:17 a.m.
Updated 7:15 p.m. | Majority Leader Harry Reid has been released from the hospital, where he was diagnosed as “exhausted,” his spokesman said late Friday.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 6:36 p.m.
Updated 10:25 p.m. | A bit of bipartisan Christmas cheer finally arrived in the Senate around 10 p.m. Thursday.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
Appropriators from both parties and both sides of the Capitol have opened intentionally secretive negotiations on the mammoth and complex measure necessary to make good on the budgetary truce just called by Congress.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 4:29 p.m.
While climbing the 349 stairs winding between the Crypt and the top of the Capitol Dome, the water leaks that Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers aims to halt are evident.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 4:24 p.m.
Updated 6:53 p.m. | Rep. Trey Radel has left rehab and is ready to return to Capitol Hill, the Florida Republican announced in a news conference in his district office on Thursday night.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 4:04 p.m.
Call it a Christmas miracle.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 3:54 p.m.
Shortly after 26 senators signed on to a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill, the White House declared it veto bait.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 3:36 p.m.
A trio of Senate Democrats launched a new push Thursday designed to help reduce the burden of student loan debt.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 1:32 p.m.
“This is not the Marine Corps that I know and love.”
| Dec. 19, 2013, 1:29 p.m.
Most of the focus of nominations in the Senate this week involves the 10 nominees that Majority Leader Harry Reid has lined up votes on before senators leave for Christmas, but there’s more to the story.
| Dec. 19, 2013, 6 a.m.
Look closely, and you might notice the Capitol Police stationed around campus are sporting brand new radios on their belts.