The speaker of the House has decided not to run for reelection, setting off a succession fight—and perhaps yet another wave of retirements.
Senators grappled less with the cultural and political implications of Facebook than with the basic mechanics by which it operates.
The EPA administrator has said he “didn’t know” about unusual salary bumps given to a pair of trusted aides, but a message from one of those staffers claims otherwise.
Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Tom Carper question whether Pruitt or one of his aides abused special hiring powers granted by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The embattled EPA chief used an obscure provision last month to increase the salaries of a pair of staffers by tens of thousands of dollars.
The counselor to the president had resisted Trump’s previous entreaties, but is now considering replacing Hope Hicks on an interim basis.
The president is upset with congressional leaders for slow-rolling his core campaign promise, and for failing to defund sanctuary cities in their spending bill.
Growing numbers of congressional Republicans are pressing for action on guns.
In remarks delivered at a private fundraising event and obtained by The Atlantic, the president attributed Conor Lamb’s success to the fact that he “sounds like a Republican.”
“There are some who believe being relevant means throwing a hand grenade in the middle of the conference.”
Texas Representative Joe Barton, a survivor of last summer’s mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice, talks about his reaction to the attack in Florida.
The House Republican from North Dakota received an offer from oil tycoon Harold Hamm to be his finance chair.
Two leaders of the House Freedom Caucus warn they won’t support a “bad immigration bill.”
After Rand Paul delayed a spending bill in the Senate, briefly closing the federal government, Democrats provided the votes necessary to pass it in the House.
The Senate is celebrating their two-year spending pact, but some conservative lawmakers in the lower chamber are refusing to support the agreement.
A long-term budget deal that’s coming together in the Senate is complicating short-term spending negotiations.
Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in elevating the sometime Trump critic—even though he hasn’t yet announced a run for office.
The Amtrak train chartered to carry members of Congress to their annual retreat collided with a truck in Virginia, killing one person in the truck and seriously injuring another.
Republicans are banking on passing legislation on the issue to help them coast into November—and they’ll need Democratic votes to make it happen.
The casino magnate faces allegations of sexual assault and harassment, but the president revels in his flattery and attention.