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As news trickled out Sunday about a potential deal to raise the debt ceiling, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Republicans can declare victory in a limited fashion, but that hes not ready to vote in support of it.
The House will be in session Saturday and Sunday, the Majority Leaders office informed Members on Thursday.
Authorities have arrested one suspect in connection with an attack Saturday at the farmhouse of Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and are searching for another, the Des Moines Register reported Tuesday.
Rep. Leonard Boswell, 77, confronted an armed intruder in his Iowa home Saturday night before his grandson was able to scare the person off with a shotgun, the Democrats office said in a statement Sunday morning.
President Barack Obama will nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House said in a statement Sunday.
A 47-year-old California man was arrested Saturday and accused of making death threats against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the Associated Press reported Sunday.
Rudy Giuliani used his track record as mayor of New York City to argue Sunday for his strength as a potential GOP presidential candidate.
President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that Social Security and other payments to the public may be interrupted if the nations debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2.
Former Rep. Alan Grayson announced Monday evening that he will run again for the House.
President Barack Obama will still pursue a $4 trillion deal to cut the deficit over the next 10 years after Congressional Republican leaders deemed it unworkable, White House Chief of Staff William Daley said Sunday.
Rep. Alcee Hastings asked a D.C. federal court on Saturday to throw out a sexual harassment lawsuit against him, the Associated Press reported Saturday.
Former first lady Betty Ford has died at age 93, CNN reported Friday, citing the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
President Barack Obama invited Congressional leaders from both parties to the White House on Thursday with the intention of working out a final agreement to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit in the next two weeks, he said Tuesday during brief remarks.
Nevada state party leaders can choose their candidates in the Sept. 13 special election for the 2nd district, the state Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) called on President Barack Obama on Sunday to push back against Iranian interference with democratic movements in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
Sen. Rand Paul plans to filibuster until we talk about the debt ceiling in the Senate, he told C-SPANs Newsmakers, as conservative Republican freshmen raise their voices in an attempt to influence their party.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn was open Sunday to a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit, while saying it wouldnt be the ideal way to break the impasse on the issues.
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter plans to announce his 2012 presidential bid Saturday, USA Today and the Detroit News reported Thursday, citing unidentified sources.
Former Rep. Charles Whalen (R-Ohio), who represented the Dayton area from 1967 to 1979, died Monday, the Dayton Daily News reported Tuesday.
Former Rep. Richard Poff (R-Va.), who was considered for a seat on the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at age 87, according to a statement from the Virginia governor’s office.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey announced Monday that she will not run for an 11th term in 2012, saying she will turn 75 before the next election and that the time has come to move on.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) was convicted Monday of 17 of 20 charges in the corruption case against him, including that he tried to sell or trade the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama, the Associated Press reported.
Sen. Jim DeMint, who bucked his partys establishment in the 2010 cycle to support conservative Senate candidates in GOP primaries, said Sunday that he has no plans to work against any incumbent Republicans in 2012.
A supporter of Republican Rand Pauls Senate campaign in Kentucky will serve probation and pay medical expenses stemming from an assault on a liberal activist in October, the Associated Press reported Monday.
The House Ethics Committee has begun a preliminary inquiry into Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the Associated Press reported Monday, citing House officials.