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."
Jan 15, 2015
New White House rules focused on cutting methane emissions are the last big chance for the president to cement his legacy on climate change.
It's time to stop worrying about all the terrible things that happened globally and locally in 2014, and focus on speculating about the terrible things that will probably happen in 2015
A look back on Congressman Santa Claus's short, but colorful, stint in public office.
City officials think they've figured out a way to get around Congress's ban on legalizing recreational marijuana in the nation's capital.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn singlehandedly blocked a veterans suicide bill, even as numbers show the epidemic is only getting worse.
The Massachusetts Senator emerged from last week's budget fight as the leader of an undeniable populist uprising in the Democratic Party.