| May 16, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
A video posted on the Politico website featuring Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s chief of staff has been taken down after the Kentucky Republican’s office objected to its placement on a page designed to solicit advertisers.
| May 16, 2013, 4:18 p.m.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is very worried about lots of things these days. But rather than obsess about them in isolation, he’s inviting everyone to weigh in on the political head-scratchers as part of his “Issue Advisers” campaign.
| May 16, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
Local tennis fans gathered Wednesday night at the Swedish embassy in Washington, D.C., to thank tennis great Chris Evert and former Sen. John Breaux, D-La., for their continued support of the Junior Tennis Champions Center.
| May 16, 2013, 3:09 p.m.
Tea party conservatives may never fully trust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, but the Kentucky Republican was talking about the dangers of limiting political speech long before the tea party movement existed.
| May 16, 2013, 2:53 p.m.
President Barack Obama defended his administration’s effort to stamp out national security leaks amid the controversy over the seizure of Associated Press phone records by the Justice Department.
| May 16, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Another federal appeals court is siding with the District of Columbia Circuit, saying that the president may only make recess appointments between sessions of Congress.
| May 16, 2013, 2:04 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday that the White House should be prepared to negotiate with House Republicans on the debt limit – despite President Barack Obama’s insistence that he wants to extend it later this summer without strings attached.
| May 16, 2013, 1:37 p.m.
Updated 3:45 p.m. | Moving in. It can be quite the adjustment. Just ask the team of newly sworn-in Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., which was greeted with a press release sent out under the auspices of the new congressman with this headline: “Representative Mark Sanfrod Sworn Into Office.”
| May 16, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
A large group of senators and representatives introduced the Military Justice and Improvement Act Thursday, in an attempt to curb what they say is a rampant problem of sexual assault in the armed forces.
| May 16, 2013, 11:47 a.m.
Tea party leaders banded together Thursday morning to sound a rallying cry for the first time since news broke last week that the IRS disproportionately scrutinized conservative nonprofits applying for tax-exempt status.
| May 16, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
Some Republicans are concerned that the Justice Department was essentially able to spy on Congress through its seizure of Associated Press phone records.
| May 16, 2013, 6:01 a.m.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is raising questions about whether the State Department is failing to enforce human trafficking provisions when it comes to foreign dignitaries on U.S. soil, in the wake of recent allegations of human slavery against a Saudi diplomat in Washington.
| May 16, 2013, 5 a.m.
The breakdown in IRS management that led the agency into a scandal over the improper targeting of conservative groups began with long-standing problems at the division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, according to interviews with former IRS officials.
| May 15, 2013, 7:44 p.m.
| May 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
The White House worked overtime Wednesday to try to change the narrative on two ongoing controversies embroiling the Obama administration.
| May 15, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
They talked about balancing the budget in 10 years, repealing Obamacare, slashing spending and overhauling the tax code.
| May 15, 2013, 6:49 p.m.
Has Barack Obama already caught a terminal case of the second-term curse? Still too early to diagnose.
| May 15, 2013, 6:37 p.m.
The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are all set. Now it’s your turn to vote.
| May 15, 2013, 6:16 p.m.
A spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner said late Wednesday that White House emails just released by the Obama administration bolster the findings of a House Republican investigation into the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
| May 15, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
Members of Congress and their allies, antagonists and observers ran around Washington early Wednesday morning, hoping to come out ahead in the 3-mile ACLI Capital Challenge.