A look at today’s primary races in Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota and Georgia – and where President Barack Obama is looking for electoral success. read more
A combative Rep. Charles Rangel told the House on Tuesday he’s not resigning despite 13 charges of wrongdoing and demanded the ethics committee not leave him “swinging in the wind.” read more
The House has passed a $26 billion jobs bill to protect 300,000 teachers and other nonfederal government workers from election-year layoffs. read more
AFP – Spurred on by President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies in the House of Representatives overran Republican objections on Tuesday to approve a 26-billion-dollar measure to help cash-strapped states.
CQPolitics.com – Embattled Rep. Charles B. Rangel took to the House floor Tuesday, declaring in an impassioned speech that he will not resign his seat despite facing a public ethics trial.
Reuters – The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to send more federal agents to the border with Mexico to strengthen security, approving a measure the Senate adopted last week.
President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to former federal official Shirley Sherrod over her ouster in the midst of a racially tinged firestorm that enveloped the White House
After a take-it-or-leave-it vote by the Senate, House Democrats face little choice but to drop more than $20 billion in domestic spending from a must-pass bill
President Barack Obama says an economic plan by the House Republican leader just repeats job-killing policies of the past
The panel that charged New York Democrat Charles Rangel with 13 counts of ethical misdeeds recommended he receive a relatively mild rebuke by the full House
A House investigative committee on Thursday charged New York Rep. Charles Rangel with multiple ethics violations
Twenty months after Gov. Rod Blagojevich was led out of his house in handcuffs for what prosecutors called a “political crime spree,” attorneys will make their last pitch to jurors
House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday
An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, saying the administration did not know all the facts when she was fired
A jury of Rep. Charles Rangel’s congressional peers is ready to publicly discuss charges of ethical misdeeds
New York Democrat Charles Rangel made a last-minute effort Tuesday to settle his ethics case and prevent a House trial that could embarrass him and damage the Democratic Party
A House vote Thursday is expected to send President Barack Obama a long-sought measure to resume unemployment payments to millions of people whose benefits have lapsed
New estimates from the White House on Friday predict the budget deficit will reach a record $1.47 trillion this year. The government is borrowing 41 cents of every dollar it spends
AP – President Barack Obama is urging lawmakers to pass a bill that he says will save hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment.
The Atlantic Wire – His Remarks Were Uncalled For, adds Matthew Yglesias
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House members are giving up a couple of days reconnecting with folks in their districts this week to pass a jobs bill that Democrats say is crucial to the nation’s well-being. read more
Lawyers for Rep. Maxine Waters have accused the House ethics committee of applying a double standard by charging her with rules violations for actions that they claim are comparable to the actions of Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who was exonerated by the committee last year. read more
WASHINGTON It took one shout of “Who Dat!” to get the celebration started in the White House on Monday as President Barack Obama saluted the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. read more