01/29/2014 11:10amSen. Marco Rubio, a major player on immigration policy, said Wednesday that there was no chance now of passing a broad overhaul because Republicans have lost trust in President Barack Obama.
01/29/2014 11:39amThe 251-166 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a compromise farm bill to reform and continue programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving most crop subsidies.
01/29/2014 12:18pmAttorney General Eric Holder is seeking to strike a conciliatory tone on the subject of surveillance. He's defending the Obama administration's methods to Congress while also insisting that the government will safeguard the privacy rights of all Americans.
01/29/2014 12:25pmThe farm bill moving toward approval in Congress includes a one-year extension of a federal program that compensates rural counties for federal lands they can't tax. About 1,900 local governments _ mostly in the West _ received a total of $400 million last year under the program, known as Payment in Lieu of Taxes or PILT.
01/29/2014 12:53pmSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he opposes President Barack Obama's proposal for legislation letting Congress vote quick approval of trade deals with other countries.
01/29/2014 12:59pmThe House Ethics Committee is ending an investigation of former Rep. Trey Radel because the Florida Republican resigned from Congress after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges.
01/29/2014 1:51pmAttorney General Eric Holder sought to strike a conciliatory tone on the subject of surveillance Wednesday, defending the Obama administration's methods to Congress at the same time he insisted that the government will safeguard Americans' privacy.
01/29/2014 2:31pmU.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has never been shy about promoting himself as a tough guy.