Obama's Republican road rage
July 15th, 2014
01:18 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Obama's Republican road rage

McLean, Virginia (CNN) - His car wasn't moving Tuesday, but President Barack Obama was gunning for Republicans.

After testing a car simulator at a research facility here - an experience he equated to stepping into "Knight Rider" - the President let loose on GOP lawmakers, saying his opponents were standing in the way of any legislative fixes to the country's problems.

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Bipartisan border bill unveiled, prospects uncertain
July 14th, 2014
06:43 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Bipartisan border bill unveiled, prospects uncertain

(CNN) – Bipartisan legislation to curb the flood of unaccompanied minors at the southern border was unveiled Monday by two lawmakers from Texas.

Sponsors believe the compromise could lead to a quick exodus for most young migrants from Central America, as demanded by Republicans, while offering an appeals process for those who may be eligible to stay, which is supported by many Democrats.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration
Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure
July 9th, 2014
06:23 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure

Washington (CNN) - In a rare display of bipartisanship the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a job training bill on Wednesday. The vote was 415 -6.

The measure was already approved by the Senate and now goes to the White House for the President's signature.

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Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate
July 8th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate

Washington (CNN) - American voters are divided on whether they want the GOP to win control of the Senate in November's elections, according to a new national poll.

And a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains a free-for-all among the potential contenders, while Hillary Clinton, if she runs for the White House again, would be the prohibitive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Congress • Hillary Clinton • House • Senate
House Ethics Committee does U-turn on travel requirement
July 3rd, 2014
02:24 PM ET
4 weeks ago

House Ethics Committee does U-turn on travel requirement

updated 4:10pm ET

Washington (CNN) – Two days after a little-known rules change became public, the chairman of the House Ethics Committee announced a complete reversal Thursday, and the committee reinstated a requirement for how members disclose privately-funded trips.

Ethics Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, revealed the U-turn during a local radio interview in Texas Thursday morning. A few hours later, the committee sent out an official seven-page statement confirming the reversal.

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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives
July 1st, 2014
10:31 AM ET
1 month ago

Fewer wins this time, but tea party has changed the GOP

Washington (CNN) – Call it a brief intermission: There's a three-week break in the action after a slew of primaries in May and June and a couple big headlines.

The major story line so far this election cycle is the ongoing battle that pits mainstream Republicans against tea party groups and anti-establishment organizations.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress
Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court at record low
June 30th, 2014
11:08 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court at record low

(CNN) – The same day the Supreme Court issued a high-stakes ruling on a controversial part of President Barack Obama's health care law, a new national survey indicates confidence in the high court is at a record low, as Americans' trust in all three branches of government has fallen.

The release of a Gallup poll Monday coincides with the high court's decision that the government can't require that closely held companies pay for some types of contraceptives for its employees.

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Filed under: Congress • Supreme Court • White House
Do you know who controls Congress?
June 26th, 2014
05:06 PM ET
1 month ago

Do you know who controls Congress?

Washington (CNN) - Just 40% of Americans know which political party controls the Senate and the House of Representatives, according to a national poll.

A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday also indicates that about a third of the public can correctly name which party controls one of the two chambers of Congress, with 28% coming up completely empty.

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Filed under: Congress • Poll
In rare bipartisan achievement, Senate easily passes jobs bill
June 25th, 2014
05:11 PM ET
1 month ago

In rare bipartisan achievement, Senate easily passes jobs bill

Washington (CNN) – Talk about something you don’t see very often anymore.

In an unusually strong bipartisan vote, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a rewrite of federal workforce training programs that are designed to improve job skills and drive down the unemployment rate.

The legislation passed 95-3.

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Filed under: Congress • Jobs
June 25th, 2014
09:08 AM ET
1 month ago

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

Washington (CNN) – The establishment struck back.

Two weeks after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss to a little-known and underfunded tea party challenger rocked the Republican Party, incumbent and mainstream GOP candidates came out on top in several high-profile primary showdowns.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress
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