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Steven T. Dennis has been CQ Roll Call¹s White House correspondent since 2011. He also serves as Roll Call¹s Senate leadership editor and edits the WGDB blog. Previously, he worked stints as congressional leadership editor, Senate leadership reporter and a House leadership reporter at Roll Call starting in 2007. He first started covering Congress for CQ as a budget reporter in 2005. Before that, he worked as the State House bureau chief for The Gazette Newspapers in Annapolis, as the Montgomery County government reporter for The Montgomery Gazette, and as a reporter and copy editor at The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, Md. He first covered Congress while a student at the University of Maryland in 1993 for the College of Journalism's Capital News Service wire.
Senators from both parties want outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner, no longer handcuffed by hardliners in his conference, to send over as many treats as he can — with a minimum of tricks — before retiring around Halloween.
At the United Nations Monday, President Barack Obama touted what are probably the two biggest items left on his to-do list before leaving office — a global warming agreement later this year in Paris and a settlement to the Syria conflict. Congress barely got a mention.
Speaker John A. Boehner’s legacy falls short of what he hoped when he took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi, at a time when talk of grand bargains abounded and a host of long-festering issues seemed ripe for action.
President Barack Obama praised Speaker John A. Boehner as a patriot Friday and said he hoped his successor realizes they shouldn’t shut down the government or risk a financial crisis.
Updated 11:44 a.m. | Pope Francis called American lawmakers to their better angels Thursday in a speech challenging members of Congress to renew a sense of cooperation to tackle climate, immigration, poverty, the death penalty and more.
Pope Francis’ call for lawmakers to follow the Golden Rule on immigration and other matters has its limits, according to one conservative senator.
Updated 6:20 p.m. | Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker exited from the presidential race Monday evening after one of the more stunning falls in recent American politics — from a perch atop the Iowa polls before the Summer of Trump left him as roadkill.
Last week, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama’s critics need to answer for the failure of training and equipping rebels in Syria. On Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton blamed Obama — although not by name — for not taking her advice early on.
The Earned Income Tax Credit has provided tax relief and assistance for working families since being signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1975 with bipartisan support in Congress. A decade later, with support from Democrats in Congress, President Ronald Reagan significantly expanded the program, calling it “the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress.” The Clinton Administration worked to further refine the initiative as well.
Year after year after year, Barack Obama has said Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad must go.
While Republicans are splintering into factions and debating the merits of another shutdown fight and yet another coup attempt against Speaker John A. Boehner, Democratic leaders put forward a united front Thursday after huddling with President Barack Obama for an hour and a half.
President Barack Obama didn’t call out Donald Trump by name, but took aim at the slogan on his hat.
Repealing the individual mandate at the heart of Obamacare would cause the ranks of the uninsured to soar by 14 million people but would lower the deficit, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday.
After a summer dominated by Donald Trump, one senator is finding himself and his ideas increasingly in the spotlight: Jeff Sessions.
The implosion of Rick Perry’s presidential campaign is complete.
The longest-serving woman in Congress slammed the House Freedom Caucus for their threat to oppose any bill keeping the government open if it includes funding for Planned Parenthood.
The White House has won the backing of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the Iran deal — avoiding what would have been an awkward split at the top of the party.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — languishing in the polls amid the Donald Trump surge — trained his fire on the Republican Congress Wednesday, saying they had “done nothing” this year.
Under siege on multiple fronts and with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at her side, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared Thursday she’s not afraid to stand alone on the Iran deal.
With Sen. Barbara Mikulski providing the deciding vote, President Barack Obama has won the fight over his Iran deal — sealing for now a key legacy item and preventing what would have been a catastrophic defeat for his presidency. Here are some key takeaways:
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that President Barack Obama didn’t bother mentioning Congress when he made his remarks on climate change in Alaska late Monday. Republican leaders, after all, uniformly vilify his efforts to clamp down on carbon emissions.
A 24-year-old former Capitol Hill intern who has already struck it rich with an app bought by Facebook has joined the White House as the first ever “Director of Product.”
President Barack Obama’s renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali has raised the hackles of Speaker John A. Boehner, but the rest of his Alaska trip may rile the GOP even more as the president highlights the effects of climate change and his go-it-alone plans to tackle it.
Former President Jimmy Carter said he’s at ease despite having cancer in four parts of his brain and his expectation that additional cancers will show up in his body.
Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposed health care alternative would dramatically alter the health insurance landscape in America — well beyond repealing Obamacare.