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Americans want the government to keep running, so the House will pass a stopgap spending bill to avert a shutdown, Speaker John Boehner will say during a speech Sunday evening.
Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich is considering a run for Senate in 2012 following Sen. Jeff Bingamans announcement last week that he would not seek re-election in New Mexico, the House Member said Sunday.
Democrats and Republicans are staking out sides in Wisconsins battle over public employees collective bargaining rights.
President Barack Obama is expanding his outreach to Capitol Hill by inviting House Democratic leaders to a White House lunch Thursday.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) launched the Progressives United political action committee this week in response to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and to support progressive candidates.
Rep. Jeff Flake (R) is expected to announce Monday morning that he will run for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), a Republican strategist based in Arizona told Roll Call on Sunday.
In the event that Congress is unable to finalize a spending bill for the remainder of fiscal 2011 before the March 4 deadline, Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday that he would be willing to consider a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown.
Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that a frontrunner has yet to emerge among potential Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential race.
Vice President Joseph Biden will deliver remarks Friday as part of a leadership lecture series held at the University of Louisville, the alma mater of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
New White House Chief of Staff William Daley sought to clarify Sunday his previous criticism of President Barack Obamas signature health care overhaul law as political, not policy, commentary.
The White House has installed Jeffrey Zients at the helm of a government reorganization effort announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address.
Two Republican lawmakers appearing on the Sunday morning news shows offered their support for the Obama administrations response to political unrest in Egypt.
Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) accused the new Republican majority in the House on Sunday of risking a government shutdown as the expiration of a stopgap spending measure approaches.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor rejected President Barack Obamas economic strategy of mixing spending with cuts Sunday.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that he prefers acting as an occasional adviser to President Barack Obama and would not be interested in a position in his administration.
Doctors caring for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords performed surgery Saturday to repair a fracture in the roof of the Arizona Democrats right eye socket, they said Monday in an update on her condition.
In one of his first acts as chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus made cuts Sunday in the RNCs 2012 convention planning team.
Doctors in Arizona upgraded the condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to serious from critical on Sunday after her doctors removed her from a ventilator Saturday, one week after she was shot.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) discussed a three-point response on Sunday to a deadly shooting in Arizona, while Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) cautioned that lawmakers should be concerned with addressing the mentally ill and not with tightening gun control laws.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is seriously considering entering the 2012 presidential race and will make a decision in the next few months, he said Sunday, while Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) reiterated his refusal to run.
Vicki Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), wont run against her husbands Republican successor in 2012, she told the Boston Globe this week.
The founder of Tea Party Nation accused Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) of lunacy on Tuesday for proposing a gun-free zone around Members of Congress.
President Barack Obama is asking the nation to observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. EST Monday for the people killed and wounded in the shooting Saturday in Arizona.
In the Republicans first weekly address to the nation since taking control of the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) emphasized their intention to repeal and replace President Barack Obamas signature health care overhaul.
A big Cabinet shake-up is not in the works, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs predicted Sunday.