Lawmakers—including nearly 50 Democrats—easily passed a bill that would effectively stall Obama's plans to accept 10,000 new refugees from the war-torn country.
Say a tearful goodbye to all those memes of John Boehner crying in public.
The Benghazi hearings could have been important. Really, honestly, they could have been.
He says he'll only run as a "unity candidate" for House Republicans.
Pregnant women in the country live under a cloud of suspicion and fear, placing their health, lives, and freedom at risk as soon as they enter a hospital seeking critical medical services.
The success of The Martian has increased public interest in NASA's mission to Mars, but so far it hasn't increased the amount of money Congress is giving NASA.
Politicians are mulling changes to the law, but many prisoners are worried they'll slip through the cracks.
The surprise decision leaves Republicans without an obvious choice to replace John Boehner at the end of the month.
Despite months of attacks against the women's reproductive health giant, Republicans haven't actually accomplished much.
The head of the House was under extreme pressure from conservative members of Congress who wanted to defund Planned Parenthood even at the cost of shutting down the federal government.
Check out a stream of his historic speech right now.
The bill, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, demands the reproductive health giant promise to stop giving abortions for a year.
Maryland Senator Barbara A. Mikulski's support means that the treaty's opponents have no hope of overriding a presidential veto.
Barvetta Singletary helped make the Affordable Care Act—a.k.a. Obamacare— happen. Now she's on unpaid leave and has lost her White House security privileges.
Charles E. Samuels told Congress that prisoners aren't placed in solitary—a.k.a. "the hole"—but inmates VICE spoke to say that's flat-out untrue.
Hastert has pleaded not guilty on white-collar crime charges. But what about those sexual abuse accusations?
On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to rein in the NSA's dragnet phone surveillance programs. But as the debate moves to the Senate, it's not clear whether we're debating a phone dragnet or an Internet one.
The DEA's anti-weed policies been a source of frustration among marijuana activists for decades. But recent statements by Obama and new bipartisan bills in Congress have raised their hopes.
So far, Republicans haven't followed through on a threat to arrest DC officials over weed legalization, but a congressional investigation is still looming.
Aaron Schock abruptly left Congress just hours after Politico asked him about his finances. Here's a look back at his spending habits.
In a controversial speech to the US Congress Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that a deal with Iran could spark nuclear proliferation across the region.
Environmental activists may have killed the pipeline for now, but as the Keystone saga drags on, the root causes of climate change go unchecked.
Washington, DC is set to move forward with weed legalization by the end of this week. But thanks to congressional meddling, the estimated $130 million local marijuana market will stay untaxed, unregulated, and underground.
After six years of recession and gridlock, most voters don't share the president's rosy view on the "middle-class economy."