GOP negotiators say they have an agreement on major issues in infrastructure deal
GOP members of the bipartisan group negotiating an infrastructure deal announced they have an agreement on their major issues and hope to move forward with a procedural vote as soon as Wednesday evening, an optimistic sign for the group that has been seeking a deal for weeks.
Pelosi calls McCarthy 'a moron' for his mask mandate criticism
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "moron" after being asked by a reporter about his criticism of the Capitol physician's mask mandate in the House, another sign of the souring relationship between the two House party leaders.
Infrastructure talks in limbo but back from brink
After bipartisan infrastructure talks went to the brink Monday, negotiators are trying to put things back on track, returning to the arduous work of ironing out their remaining differences, recommitted to the painstaking work that has to be done if this group is ever going to clinch a deal.
House physician reinstates mask mandate amid Delta variant spread in the US
The US House is reinstating its mask mandate as the Delta variant emerges as the dominant strain of Covid across the country and in light of the new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, the House attending physician announced Tuesday.
Republicans' Jan. 6 counterprogramming filled with falsehoods
On the day a House select committee held its first public hearing to glean facts about the January 6 attack at the US Capitol, some Republican lawmakers continued to deceive the public about both the attack and its aftermath.
Inside Democrats' quest to nominate judges who break the ex-prosecutor mold
As part of the historically quick work to put his judicial nominees on the bench, President Joe Biden is on a mission to pick judges whose professional backgrounds break the mold of the ex-prosecutor and corporate law veterans who currently dominate the federal judiciary.
'Time for action:' Voting and civil rights groups intensify pressure on Biden and Congress to move on federal election bills
Civil rights activists and voting rights groups this week are intensifying pressure on Congress to advance federal voting rights legislation as a bulwark against an array of new laws in Republican-controlled states that make it harder to vote.
Gallup Poll: Supreme Court approval rating falls to 49% after hitting 10-year high in 2020
Americans' approval of the US Supreme Court fell to 49% this year after hitting a 10-year high in 2020, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, underscoring the country's changing opinion of the newly solidified 6-3 conservative majority court.