| June 11, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
Maybe this race isn’t as close as advertised.
| June 11, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
After signaling earlier in the day that his leadership style could lend itself to passage of immigration overhaul without the votes of a majority of his own party, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, took some heat from outside conservative groups.
| June 11, 2013, 5:20 p.m.
To those who were wondering if Rep. Ralph M. Hall, R-Texas, was, in fact, lost while hanging at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soiree in Rayburn, the answer goes both ways.
| June 11, 2013, 4:47 p.m.
Though not quite conceding that his long-shot bid to become the next governor of Virginia is all but officially over, tabloid vet Tareq Salahi is now eyeing one of the Old Dominion’s congressional seats.
| June 11, 2013, 4:06 p.m.
During a brief break from trying to wrap his head around the PRISM-related madness currently gripping Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., managed to squeeze in a shoutout to the ultimate local businessman: a food trucker who caters to the Michigan statehouse.
| June 11, 2013, 4:06 p.m.
In the oft-boring and emotionless world of Senate committee hearings to consider nominations, it’s rare for a human moment to break through; but Stuart F. Delery, President Barack Obama’s openly gay nominee to be the assistant attorney general for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, got his moment Tuesday.
| June 11, 2013, 3:42 p.m.
Young backers of a sweeping immigration overhaul brought a palpable optimism with them to Washington on Tuesday. It was a far cry from the scene almost three years ago when the long-sought DREAM Act fell short in a lame-duck Senate session.
| June 11, 2013, 3:11 p.m.
“I didn’t come to the Senate to sign on to a bunch of letters and give a speech once a week on the floor.” — Florida Republican Marco Rubio pauses, during a heated defense of the immigration overhaul, to explain that he didn’t battle his way into the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body just to sit idly by on the sidelines.
| June 11, 2013, 3:08 p.m.
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Tuesday said he’s skeptical that House Republican leaders will proceed this summer with two major pieces of legislation — a farm bill and a firearms background check bill.
| June 11, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
Updated 4:45 p.m. | The Senate on Tuesday voted to open debate on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill on overwhelmingly bipartisan lines, staving off a filibuster 82 to 15.
| June 11, 2013, 2:41 p.m.
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin says that he supports increased transparency when it comes to National Security Agency surveillance programs, but he cautioned against getting into that issue during the immigration debate.
| June 11, 2013, 12:44 p.m.
The Senate today started debating the finer points of a contentious immigration package.
| June 11, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
There has been so much ink given to the burgeoning rivalry between Reps. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as we approach Thursday’s 52nd Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game that sometimes even key utility and longtime players get lost in the shuffle.
| June 11, 2013, 12:12 p.m.
Updated 4:54 p.m. | If you listened closely to the Senate floor shortly after noon Tuesday, you heard something you don’t hear every day.
| June 11, 2013, 11:52 a.m.
With the Senate voting Tuesday afternoon to begin consideration of its immigration overhaul measure, President Barack Obama pushed Congress to send him a bill to sign into law by the end of the summer and not miss an opportunity to deal with a problem that has festered for decades.
| June 11, 2013, 11:35 a.m.
President Barack Obama today set aside his reticence on the immigration debate, gathering a disparate group of bill supporters around him for only his second public event to tout the overhaul.
| June 11, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner ripped Edward Snowden, the leaker of secret National Security Agency programs, as a “traitor” in an interview on Tuesday morning in which he also reiterated his push for an immigration overhaul and entitlement cuts.
| June 11, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
A bipartisan group of eight senators, including the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, are pushing to declassify important FISA court opinions in the wake of last week’s leaks about National Security Agency surveillance.
| June 11, 2013, 5 a.m.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are pushing forward on separate legislative tracks for appropriations measures over coming days that break with current budget law to advance what will amount to little more than negotiating tactics for a larger budget deal.
| June 10, 2013, 8:05 p.m.
Senate backers of an updated farm bill are pushing the House to act following Senate passage Monday evening.