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Senate might have to go first on continuing resolution

The House traditionally considers spending legislation first, but House Democratic leaders don't want to risk approving a CR that the Senate might not be able to pass.

Immigration advocates huddle after setback, might push stand-alone bill

Groups will meet with top Democrats on Thursday to discuss legislative strategy for creating a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants.

Budget panel might vote early on OMB nominee

Committee leader is asking members to waive a rule that requires 48 hours' notice for a vote.

Bill unfurled to require all-American government flags

Flags purchased for government use would have to be made "from articles, materials or supplies entirely grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States."

Republican argues Democrats have abdicated government oversight functions

Report from ranking member of House panel finds hearings and requests for information are down since Obama took office.

From Nextgov.com: Pentagon investigates director of psychological centers of excellence

Army Col. Robert Saum is the second chief in the organization's short history of operation, fueling congressional concerns about top management.

President names GAO veteran to head agency

Gene Dodaro’s career at the oversight agency dates back more than 30 years.

When Winning Is Losing

Thanks to Delaware, the chances of Republicans winning the Senate have plummeted.

GOP agenda is not your father's 'Contract With America'

Aides say document will include some ideas already touted by Republican leaders, such as repealing the healthcare bill, renewing the Bush-era tax cuts, and cutting spending.

Poll: Americans want their leaders to stand up and fight

Nearly half of public -- including nearly two-thirds of Republicans and 53 percent of independents -- admires political leaders who refuse to compromise.

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