• GOP, Dems see immigration overhaul this year

    1/27/13 5:18 PM

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers were cautiously optimistic Sunday that a long-sought overhaul of the nation's immigration system that includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country will clear Congress this year.

  • Sen. Tom Harkin will not seek re-election in 2014

    1/26/13 1:53 PM

    U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin will not seek re-election in 2014, the Iowa Democrat said Saturday. The announcement comes as a surprise, considering he had $2.7 million in his campaign war chest and was planning a gala fundraiser in Washington, D.C., next month.

  • What will Michelle Obama do with four more years?

    1/26/13 9:40 AM

    Will Michelle Obama travel more or take on a new cause in the next four years? The first lady is trying to figure out what comes next for her.

  • Abortion opponents rally, march to Supreme Court

    1/25/13 5:50 PM

    Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion.


  • Inside Washington Jan. 27, 2013

    1/25/13 3:57 PM

    This week on Inside Washington: The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Where does he go from here?

  • President Obama nominates Mary Jo White for SEC post

    1/25/13 10:11 AM

    President Barack Obama sent his strongest signal yet Thursday that he wants the government to get tougher with Wall Street, appointing former prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission for the first time in the agency's 79-year history.

  • Senate OKs modest restrictions on filibusters

    1/24/13 9:34 PM

    The rules changes would reduce yet not eliminate the number of times opponents - usually minority-party Republicans these days - can use filibusters, procedural tactics which can derail legislation and which can be stopped only by the votes of 60 of the 100 senators.

  • Panetta: Women are integral to military's success

    1/24/13 5:38 PM

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in lifting a ban on women serving in combat, said that not all women will be able to meet the qualifications to be a combat soldier. "But everyone is entitled to a chance," he said.

  • Joe Biden for president?

    1/23/13 2:43 PM

    The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act.

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