12/13/2013 6:21amSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he'll meet with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell to discuss whether they can speed things up in the Senate and move on a budget agreement and a defense policy bill more quickly.
12/13/2013 9:05amThe Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.
12/13/2013 11:48amMark your calendars: House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 28.
12/13/2013 11:56amIn a story Dec. 12 about the court appearance of the fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander on child pornography charges, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the maximum penalty for the distribution charge. It is 20 years, not 25 years.