| July 29, 2014, 8:44 p.m.
The Senate Tuesday approved a short-term patch to keep funds flowing to highway projects through Dec. 19, but Speaker John A. Boehner has already promised to strip the Senate provisions and send the House-passed bill right back.
| July 29, 2014, 6:48 p.m.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blistered the GOP’s border bill as “unjust and inhumane” in a statement Tuesday.
| July 29, 2014, 6:16 p.m.
A Congress known for its dysfunction and acrimony may be on the verge of a rare triple combo — passing major bills addressing the border crisis, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the Highway Trust Fund in one week. But if it happens, it’s going to be like the rest of the 113th: ugly.
| July 29, 2014, 4:25 p.m.
The American efforts to help Israel develop a multi-tier missile defense program to counter threats ranging from short-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip to medium-range ballistic missiles from Iran is a staple of U.S. aid to Israel, which is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II.
| July 29, 2014, 4:12 p.m.
Our condolences to involuntary time traveler Phil Connors, but political activist Diran Lyons has a rather rude awakening for you.
| July 29, 2014, 3:57 p.m.
It would be tough to find anybody in Congress, from either party, opposed to sending Israel more money for its Iron Dome air defense system, which has been instrumental in protecting the country from rockets fired by Hamas. But the additional $225 million Israel has requested for the anti-rocket system could be held up until September, as the parties spar over how Congress should distribute the money.
| July 29, 2014, 3:50 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner vowed the House would not allow the Senate to add any “comprehensive immigration reform bill or anything like it, including the DREAM Act” to the House’s $659 million border bill Tuesday.
| July 29, 2014, 3:32 p.m.
The Senate confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, with a $17 billion deal to slash VA wait times expected to pass later this week.
| July 29, 2014, 3:05 p.m.
By now, you’ve likely seen the tribute video House Republicans made for Rep. Eric Cantor, who is stepping down as majority leader on Thursday after losing his primary earlier this year. Along with images of the Virginian purposefully talking, it has a musical score described best as cable television network commercial humble-brag about Emmy-winning programs.
| July 29, 2014, 2:40 p.m.
Updated 3:54 p.m. | National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced Tuesday he will seek a second term running the House GOP’s campaign arm.
| July 29, 2014, 2:36 p.m.
President Barack Obama will make a statement on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. on Ukraine, the White House said, as the administration said earlier to expect new sanctions against Russia.
| July 29, 2014, 1:53 p.m.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest slammed the House GOP’s $659 million border crisis package Tuesday as too skimpy to address the crisis and containing partisan provisions that could prove unworkable, although he stopped short of a veto threat.
| July 29, 2014, 1:40 p.m.
Former Rep. M. Caldwell Butler, a Virginian congressman who came to office in the midst of President Richard M. Nixon’s impeachment, died early Tuesday. He was 89.
| July 29, 2014, 1:36 p.m.
Rep. Ted Poe has conferred upon Rep. Matt Salmon one of the highest honors his office can help provide: He’s made his fellow Republican lawmaker an honorary Texan.
| July 29, 2014, 1:33 p.m.
The House Republican Conference paid tribute to outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday morning with a video showcasing the Virginia Republican’s legislative career.
| July 29, 2014, 12:55 p.m.
Ex-Sen. Trent Lott’s dog days are over.
| July 29, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
As House Republicans search for the votes to pass a $659 million border supplemental bill, the key to getting the measure across the finish line may rest with one group: Democrats.
| July 29, 2014, 12:11 p.m.
After years of randomly popping up on cable news shows, conservative documentaries and in single-season series, one-time GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin is ready to build a programming empire all her own.
| July 29, 2014, 12:01 p.m.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran said Tuesday the GOP’s pickup opportunities have expanded to around a dozen states — twice as many as needed to take control of the Senate.
| July 29, 2014, 11:04 a.m.
Updated 1:56 p.m. | An agitated Speaker John A. Boehner charged the White House with concocting impeachment talk for political gain Tuesday.