NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid for astronauts as a deep-space dry run for a future mission to Mars has some members of Congress wondering if the space agency would be better off setting its sights on the moon instead.
Lois Lerner faces House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs Due to be quizzed about extra levels of scrutiny applied to conservative nonprofit organisations that applied for tax-exempt status But her lawyer says she will refuse to answer ..
Congress wants to know how Google plans to protect consumers using and not using Google Glass.
After the surfacing of damning scandals involving the administration, another one emerges. It turns out Eric Holder wasn't just spying on AP reporters, but members of the House of Representatives, too.
On the same morning a congressional staffer told investors in a private call that odds were improving for a government decision that would help medical insurers, trading spiked in a major health-care company. The private call, arranged by a consul
US President Barack Obama has pledged to reengage with Congress in an effort to shut the Guantanamo Bay prison. He also praised Russia for being “very cooperative” in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) by a vote of 288 to 127, RT reports.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) hasn't generated the same kind of outrage as last year's hot-button tech bills, SOPA and PIPA. Perhaps that's why it passed the United States House of Representatives so easily in the last Con
It is time for the private sector to aid in the search for potentially city-destroying asteroids and meteors, lawmakers said during a hearing Wednesday (April 10).
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has said his daughter and her husband paid for their own wedding. So a $15,000 check from a major campaign donor to pay for the food at the affair was a gift to the bride and groom and not to him and therefore did no
Congress returns Monday for a pivotal week in which lawmakers will attempt to reach agreements on proposals for gun-control and immigration-reform -- perhaps the two biggest issues in Washington this year.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed an effort to map the brain’s activity in unprecedented detail, as a step toward finding better ways to treat such conditions as Alzheimer’s, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.
At least when it comes to marijuana, the war on drugs is over.
Members of the Tea Party have joined protesters standing up against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, calling the provision a ‘special interest loophole’ for friends of Congress.
With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.
A contingent of liberal Democrats in Congress is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance for gun owners.
... perhaps you will believe Mr. Stockman, former Reagan Budget Director.
Much has been made of the fact that the new spending bill passed by Congress this past month has given the Defense Department both $10 billion additional dollars to help alleviate the shortfalls in its operations and maintenance accounts ....
Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb decries the fact that Congress has surrendered its foreign policy and warmaking powers to the office of the president:
Rep. says TSA can no longer hide from oversight on his watch
The fairy tale of Washington bipartisanship became a reality, if however briefly, as Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate united behind what’s typically the thorniest subject in politics: taxes.
In the midst of the big debate about "background checks," I thought it important to weigh in on the issue and profess my full and total support for background checks... for members of Congress.
For the first time in 4 years, the U.S. Senate has passed a budget, as opposed to a continuing appropriations resolution which authorizes government agencies to fund their agencies at the current level until either the resolution expires, or an appro
President Obama in his weekly address urged both chambers of Congress to hold a vote on a series of gun-control measures, including the controversial assault weapons ban and a limit on magazine sizes.
Congress Never Fixed the Financial System … And Is About to Make It Even Worse
The U.S. Congress is right now moving forward with the passage of the 2013 Agricultural Appropriations Bill
Rep. introduces privacy bill aimed at government spy drones
Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) has come out and demanded that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano explain why the Department of Homeland Security has been engaging in huge amounts of purchases of ammunition over the past year.
A Republican lawmaker in New York who has a record of voting against medical marijuana legalization has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
President Barack Obama’s defense to Democratic senators complaining about how little his administration has told Congress about the legal justifications for his drone policy: Dick Cheney was worse.