(CNN) - These two men are the spiritual advisers to a troubled flock: they are Fr. Patrick Conroy and retired Rear Adm. Barry Black, chaplains of the House and Senate respectively.
One of them originally wanted to be a member of Congress himself, and says of his current post, "God remembered my bucket list."
The two men spoke with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about their unusual jobs ahead of Easter.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's congressional courtship continues as he's set to dine with a new group of Senate Republicans next month.
A spokeswoman for Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, said the president approached their office about a week ago and asked them to put together a list of 12 Republican senators.
Washington (CNN) – Is the clock ticking on gun control?
While support for many gun control policies remains high in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, polls conducted over the past few weeks suggest that three-and-a-half months after the tragedy, public backing for major new gun laws overall appears to have dropped significantly.FULL STORY
(CNN) - What genre best fits a six-minute "Star Trek" knock off where government agents confront an epidemic of alien identity theft and Solar Security Number fraud?
Perhaps somewhere between the "science fiction" and "bureaucracy" categories? Close.
Washington (CNN) – Lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday funding the government through the end of September and avoiding a partial federal shutdown, while also softening the blow of $85 billion in forced spending cuts.
The measure, which passed the House in a 318-109 vote, cleared the Senate on Wednesday. It now goes to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
(CNN) - The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday funding the government through the end of September and avoiding a partial federal shutdown, while also softening the blow of forced spending cuts. The measure, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, now goes to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
The vote was 318-109.
Washington (CNN) – With a possible federal government shutdown just one week away, a new national survey indicates that Americans say such a shutdown would be bad for the country.
Washington (CNN) - A day after the Republican National Committee released a post-election report calling for comprehensive immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that the bipartisan House group working on legislation is "essentially in agreement" on a plan to address the politically controversial issue.
Boehner emphasized he's intent on getting something done in the House, telling reporters, "I made clear the day after the election that dealing with immigration reform was a top priority and it is."
Washington (CNN) – Members of Congress will try this week to lock in a spending plan while softening the blow of sweeping, forced cuts - a goal that must be reached in coming days to avoid a partial government shutdown.
The measure, called a continuing resolution, authorizes government funding for the remaining six months of the fiscal year. Current spending authorization expires March 27.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama wrapped up three days of personal outreach on Capitol Hill, holding what both sides called a "great" meeting on Thursday with Senate Republicans, who urged him to deliver the necessary Democratic support for making needed reforms to popular entitlement programs.
"He certainly understands that you can't fix the country without adjusting entitlements to fit the demographics of our country," said Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, usually a harsh critic of the president. " And we'll see where we go from here, but it was a great meeting."FULL STORY