Speaker Boehner to Resign at End of October

John Boehner. Photo by Susan Walsh/AP

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed Republicans on Friday that he would step down at the end of October, giving up his coveted leadership post and his seat in Congress in the face of hardline conservative opposition. The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early Friday morning when he informed them o... more

Congress' Dysfunction Not Limited to Homeland Security Fight


WASHINGTON -- Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn't finish their work last year and it's showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over rolling back President Barack Obama's immigration policies on a bill providin... more

House Intelligence Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories

Benghazi building

WASHINGTON -- A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hin... more

Tom Cotton, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet From Arkansas, Wins Senate Seat

Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., waves at his election watch party in North Little Rock, Ark., after defeating Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Danny Johnston/AP

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday in Arkansas, in an expensive and heated race that the GOP viewed as crucial to its efforts to win the Senate. Cotton, 37, was elected to a six-year term in the Senate after a 15-month campaign in which the two rivals and outside groups h... more

GOP Takes Senate Control for First Time in 8 Years

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, celebrates with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., left, and his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, at an election night party in Louisville, Ky.,Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

WASHINGTON -- Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office. Republican Mitch McConnell led the way to a new Senate majority, dispatching Democratic challeng... more

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