Representative Rush Holt, Democrat from New Jersey's 12th district, tells us about his party's next steps in the negotiations. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gives us the latest where the deal stands going into the weekend.
In honor of July 4th we're talking with influential Americans all week about what patriotism and America means to them. We're calling the series "My America." Today we talk with Michiel Vos and Alexandra Pelosi.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has a communications crisis on his hands. He tweeted lewd photos to followers and then lied about it to his wife, his family and the press. Did Weiner come clean fast enough to save his career?
Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway takes a closer look from Washington. Karol Markowicz, a public relations consultant, political blogger, believes Weiner should step down in the face of this scandal.
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.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Senate bill to grant an extension unemployment benefits and a payroll tax cut by two months. It's increasingly unclear whether any deal can get done.
Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, still recovering from the shooting that nearly took her life last January, turned in her resignation on Wednesday. A special election will be held to find someone to occupy her seat temporarily.
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a proposal that would extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits through year's end -- though it will include a reduction in the length of time a person can receive unemployment benefits.
A bill that would ban abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant and could close down all but five abortion clinics in Texas was defeated Tuesday after a nearly 13-hour filibuster from State Senator Wendy Davis. Though she may have only delayed the inevitable, it brought her support from many around the country.