Nov. 25, 2015 SIGN IN | REGISTER

News Archive

House Republicans OK Changes to Steering Panel

House Republicans passed changes to overhaul the Steering Committee by voice vote Thursday.

Watch Live: House Judiciary Hearing on Syrian Refugee Crisis

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security holds a hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis and the U.S. admission program for refugees. Officials from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security are expected to testify.

Jeff Landry's Life After Congress Might Be Statewide Office

Former Rep. Jeff Landry rode a tea party wave into office in 2010, but was the odd Republican out in Louisiana’s 2012 redistricting, a maverick mostly abandoned by the establishment in his member-on-member loss to GOP Rep. Charles Boustany Jr.

#tbt Bobby Jindal: CrackBerry Catholic

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s dreams of being president came to a screeching halt Tuesday, when the Louisiana Republican dropped out of the 2016 race.

Bill Shuster Wants 'Like Father, Like Son' Moment

When negotiators on the highway and mass transit bill formally convened Wednesday, it took only a few minutes for them to cut their first deal: Rep. Bill Shuster was named chairman of the conference committee.

Restaurant Associates Pushes Back on Senators' Criticism

The Senate’s food service vendor is pushing back against lawmakers’ criticism of the organization’s approach to worker wages and conditions, an embarrassing situation that has led to boycotts of cafeterias, including by Senate leaders.

White House: Guantanamo Plan Still Developing

The White House is pouring cold water on a report it is delaying a plan to close the terrorist detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, saying the blueprint remains under construction.

story blurb thumbnail

Fear of Syrian Refugees Inflames Louisiana Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Fear of Syrian refugees has inflamed the final days of the already bitterly contested Louisiana gubernatorial race. Both candidates — Republican Sen. David Vitter and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards — have echoed current Gov. Bobby Jindal’s position that after the Islamic State atrocities in Paris, no more refugees should be sent here, and have attacked each other as too soft on the issue.

Farenthold Sexual Harassment Case Is Settled Out of Court

The sexual harassment case against Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, halted Wednesday because an agreement was reached by the two parties.

Judge Tosses Artur Davis’ Suit Against Alabama Democrats

An Alabama judge has dismissed the suit former Rep. Artur Davis filed against the Yellowhammer State’s Democratic infrastructure, finding that party leaders are justified in keeping the Democrat-turned-Republican from rejoining the party.

Senators Focused on Visa Waiver Vulnerabilities

While Syrian refugee resettlement has dominated the headlines in Congress this week, the more pressing national security debate in the Senate is about the way tourists and other travelers enter the United States.

House Honors Victims of Beirut Bombings

The House paused Wednesday night to pay tribute to the lives lost at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Beirut, Lebanon.

Rubio Opponents Say He Prefers Fundraisers Over National Security

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has tried to make his name in the Republican presidential field, in part by touting himself as prepared to deal with America’s security challenges.

These Eight Republicans Could Save the Conference From Breaking

Paul D. Ryan was pushed to run for speaker because members believed he could unite House Republicans, but he will share some of that responsibility with some select colleagues.

Obama Focus on Gun Control Could Help Sway Independents in 2016

Democratic strategists say President Barack Obama’s pledge to fight for gun control in his last year in office is unlikely to make it No. 1 on voters’ minds in 2016.

A Silent Majority on War

In the eyes of some lawmakers, if Congress were a member of the military it would be judged derelict in its duty. But on Capitol Hill, politics often trumps duty.

Office Space: Steve Israel's Long Island Bookstore

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., shows off his New York roots, his book collection and his favorite pizza parlor.

Vote for Your Favorite Honeymooners Capitol Quip!

The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:

Senate Women Strike Up Friendships With Bipartisan Bowling

Hurling a heavy ball and hearing the crash of of the impact as you hit your target could be cathartic after a long workday, but it can also be a lot of fun.

Paris Attacks Will Keep Obama and Democrats Playing Defense

I say it repeatedly: Events matter. And for President Barack Obama, the terror attacks in Paris present a no-win political situation, at least until other, compelling news changes the subject.




Want Roll Call on your doorstep?