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Virginia Hasn't Learned Anything From Last Year's Government Shutdown

1:40 PM ET In 2013, the federal government shut down over what was essentially a divide in Washington over Obamacare. In 2014, the same could happen in Virginia. On Tuesday, the Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate passed a $96 billion budget that included a provision in which the state would accept federal funds under the ...

The One Democratic Priority President Obama Won't Take Executive Action On

April 9, 2014 Over the past few months, President Obama has either picked up his pen or has seriously considered doing so on a number of big-ticket priorities for the Left—ranging from a minimum-wage increase to executive orders relating to equal pay, which he signed Tuesday. But while the president has taken executive ...

Senator Dismisses Claim Her 'Emotional' Views Compromised a Report on Torture

April 8, 2014 In response to comments from former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden that she may have compromised a report on CIA interrogation tactics because of her "emotional" views about the issue, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has one word: "Nonsense," she told reporters in the Capitol Monday. ...

Senate Votes to Declassify Report on CIA Interrogations

April 3, 2014 In a closed hearing Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 to declassify portions of a CIA report detailing post-9/11 interrogation tactics. The lawmakers sent their request to the White House to declassify more than 500 pages of a 6,200-page report, including an executive summary, findings, and conclusions about an ...

Senate Takes First Step to Declassify Report on CIA Interrogations

April 3, 2014 In a closed hearing Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 to declassify portions of a CIA report detailing post-9/11interrogation tactics. It now goes to the White House, which will hold final authority on declassifying more than 500 pages of a 6,200-page report, including an executive summary, findings and conclusions ...

Senate Raises Debt Ceiling

February 12, 2014 It took an act of God to get Congress to move quickly on the debt ceiling, but move quickly it did. The Senate passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling Wednesday, 55-43, more than two weeks before the nation was set to default, and with little uproar, forecasting an end ...

House GOP Scraps Debt-Ceiling Plan

February 11, 2014 House Republicans scrapped a plan they devised Monday night to raise the debt ceiling with an additional measure to reverse veterans' cuts. Instead, they're going clean, according to a source in the room. Leadership had wanted to extract something out of raising the debt ceiling and had settled on rolling ...

These Conservatives Are Done Fighting Over the Debt Ceiling

February 6, 2014 The world looked different four months ago for conservatives. They were fired up. The government was shut down over demands to defund, then delay, Obamacare, and the debt-ceiling increase vote was around the corner. "We're really, very energized today. We're very strong," Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told Fox's Sean Hannity ...

Republicans Scrap Plan to Tie Debt Limit Vote to Keystone, Obamacare

February 5, 2014 Well, it looks like House Republicans are back at the drawing board over what to do about the debt limit. House Leadership has pulled the plug on proposals that would tie raising the debt ceiling with approval of the Keystone XL pipeline or eliminating the so-called risk corridors in the ...

Musical Chairs at State of the Union Hasn't Inspired Harmony on Hill

January 23, 2014 Congress's problems are too big for a seating chart to fix. Bipartisan seating has become a staple at recent State of the Union addresses, and it may be this year, too. But for all the warm and fuzzy feelings the practice is meant to inspire, the three years on Capitol ...