Since President Obama authorized military action in Libya, politicians on both sides of the aisle have complained the president did not follow the proper and legal channels towards war. Todd Zwillich explains.
Rep. John Boehner will have to negotiate the budget with both the Tea Party and democrats Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. Meanwhile, the House voted to defund public radio production in a bill that will likely not pass the Senate.
With an election just a few months away, U.S. elected officials reached an agreement on how to fund government operations through the end of March. The bipartisan agreement surprised many, as budget decisions in recent years have led to protracted negotiations.
President Barack Obama and the Republicans are digging in their heels over proposals to resolve the crisis of the fiscal cliff. So far, both sides say no progress has been made and seem to be trying to lower expectations for a deal.
In another attempt to strike a deal and avoid a fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner introduced a plan extending the Bush-era tax cuts for Americans earning less than $1 million. But the plan failed and now the clock is ticking to strike a new deal.
Congress approved a fiscal cliff bill Tuesday night, after weeks of broken deals and failed compromises. But the battle is far from over as conservatives push for dramatic increases in spending cuts in exchange for raising the country's debt limit, as soon as March.
The 113th Congress opened for business on Thursday and they're already embroiled in a controversy. House leaders, in the fact of fierce criticism, reversed course and said they'd schedule a vote for Friday on the first installment of relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
While they didn't get everything they wanted in President Barack Obama's first term, nor did they get all they asked for at the ballot box in November, environmental activists are bullish about how the second Obama term will play out, in regard to the environment.
Republican and Democrat senators introduced a bipartisan plan on Monday for immigration reform. The legislation, they say, will create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, sanction employers who hire undocumented workers and increase border security.
Presided over by Vice President Joe Biden, the Senate passed an immigration reform bill Thursday that would allow undocumented workers a path to gain U.S. citizenship. The bill was drafted by a bipartisan team of Senators, but expectations are low that it will survive a vote in the House of Representatives.