| March 4, 2013, 6:58 p.m.
Leaders of House committees got a stark reminder Monday that times are tough all over as they line up to testify before the House Administration Committee regarding their budget requests.
| March 4, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
Only a few hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision that the National Labor Relations Board does not have a legal quorum to act, the board’s chairman, Mark Pearce, issued a press release announcing the board’s intent to ignore it.
| March 4, 2013, 3:51 p.m.
Are we seeing a softer side of the White House? After rhetorically bashing Republicans for weeks over the sequester failed to bring them to the bargaining table, the White House seems to have slightly shifted its tone, if not its aims.
| March 4, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the EPA during his second term is familiar to many on Capitol Hill, has some bipartisan credentials from past stints in New England state governments and was previously confirmed by the Senate for her current post as head of the agency’s air office.
| March 4, 2013, 1:38 p.m.
Capitol Hill reaction to the nomination of MIT physicist Ernest Moniz as the next Energy secretary was muted Monday, with the chairman of the Senate panel that will consider the scientist’s confirmation taking a wait-and-see approach.
| March 4, 2013, 12:25 p.m.
President Barack Obama pushed for quick Senate confirmation of his new picks for budget director, EPA administrator and Energy secretary — although the nature of the positions themselves all but ensures plenty of partisan fireworks on the Hill.
| March 4, 2013, 11:19 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and MIT professor Ernest J. Moniz to serve as Energy secretary during his second term.
| March 3, 2013, 8:12 p.m.
President Barack Obama is expected early Monday to announce his intention to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to a White House official.
| March 3, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Conservative lawmakers elected to Congress in the Republican wave of 2010 came to Capitol Hill pledging that they would lead by example in cutting spending.
| March 3, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
Republican congressional leaders opened some room Sunday for a longer-term deficit reduction agreement that eventually could blunt the effects of the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts now in place.
| March 2, 2013, 3 p.m.
In late February 1997, the second month of President Bill Clinton’s second term, the media was in a feeding frenzy over documents obtained by the House oversight panel that showed Clinton had used perks such as overnight stays in the Lincoln Bedroom to woo big-dollar donors.
| March 1, 2013, 7:12 p.m.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this for the White House and a re-elected president with political capital to spend.
| March 1, 2013, 4:35 p.m.
A long-awaited State Department environmental assessment found that the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to have a “substantial impact” on developing the western Canada tar sands, a conclusion that rejects opponents’ claims that the project would dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions.
| March 1, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
Don’t expect the nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to move too quickly through the Senate. Republicans plan to press for answers on questions they have raised on a couple of fronts.
| March 1, 2013, 2:04 p.m.
While the sequester could have devastating ripple effects across the federal government and into Americans’ homes, on Capitol Hill the automatic spending cuts could also be just plain inconvenient.
| March 1, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
President Barack Obama said Friday that he would not risk a government shutdown in an effort to avert the sequester, even as he continued to pressure Republican leaders to budge.
| March 1, 2013, 11:47 a.m.
Congressional Republican leaders told President Barack Obama face-to-face Friday that they will not accept any new taxes as part of a solution to the sequester, and are hopeful that a deal can be reached that would avert a government shutdown at the end of the month.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 7:46 p.m.
Senate Democrats aren’t planning a shutdown showdown with Republicans over the sequester, as they prepare to move forward with an omnibus package keeping the government open past March 27, according to three senior Democratic aides.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 7:27 p.m.
The Obama administration Thursday filed a legal brief supporting same-sex marriage in California and urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the state’s Proposition 8 when it weighs the matter in late March.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 1:27 p.m.
The White House threatened to veto the Senate GOP’s bill aimed at giving the president flexibility to target spending cuts — ripping the idea for protecting corporate tax exemptions.