CNN's Dana Bash explains how the Senate and House are interpreting a law differently, hindering transparency on trades.
It was a rare show of bipartisanship -- President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.
The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $46 billion small business tax cut bill -- an election year measure that has virtually no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a presidential veto.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee Sunday, and another key conservative, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, also announced he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.
A handful of large websites will go dark on Wednesday to protest an anti-piracy bill that critics say will wreck the Internet as we know it.
With a coal-fired power plant in the background, an environmental group released a report Tuesday disputing any link between tighter anti-pollution laws and a loss of jobs.
Congress is facing yet another government shutdown threat this week as it confronts the expiration Friday of its latest short-term spending bill.
A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday and charged with making threats against the family of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, according to federal documents.
President Obama and Congress are going through another act of the political theater they have been staging since Republicans regained control of the House last year.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have sparked another fight -- between Republicans and President Obama.
In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.
What is the first step toward making a disaster plan that could save your life? FEMA Director Craig Fugate explains.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's not sure a potential government shutdown at the end of the month can be avoided because of a stand-off between the House and Senate over how much to spend on disaster relief.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor critiqued the Obama jobs plan on Tuesday, pointing out areas lawmakers can agree on as well as areas that House Republicans will oppose -- including stimulus spending and tax hikes on the rich.
The House majority leader strikes a milder tone but still disagrees with Obama on how to create jobs.
As it considers President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan, many members of a divided Congress appeared Friday to be in a compromising mood, seemingly eager to placate voters sick of infighting and inaction when it comes to jump-starting the economy.
President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out his $447 billion economic plan before a joint session of Congress, saying that lawmakers should put the interests of the American people before politics.
In his remarks to Congress, Obama addresses members directly, saying "You should pass this jobs plan right away."
The president called for bipartisan support for his jobs package, but Republicans were wary of any proposals that would repeat the 2009 stimulus.
Striking a conciliatory tone the day before President Barack Obama comes to Capitol Hill to reveal his jobs plan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor left the door open to working with him on some of the proposals he's expected to present in his address to a joint session of Congress Thursday evening.
As rescuers raced Tuesday to free people trapped by floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene, Washington politicians bickered over how to pay for it.
Washington has a compromise problem. And now, lawmakers face a seemingly impossible task -- find a way to institute reforms that have eluded policymakers, all while markets and rating agencies watch with rapt attention.
With America now perilously close to default, here's where I sense we stand. My observations may be off as I have only had a brief time in Washington to take measure, but let me give it my best shot.
There have been press conferences and secret meetings.
As the nation gets closer to the brink of fiscal chaos, many pundits have been writing the political obituary for John Boehner's term as Speaker of the House.
House Speaker John Boehner warns Democrats to get serious on the debt crisis.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has been a thorn in Democrats' side when it comes to the debt ceiling talks.
House Republicans who refuse to consider tax increases as part of a debt ceiling deal are out of step with most Americans, according to two new polls.
Debt ceiling talks ended on a tense note as both sides traded barbs over the call for a short-term solution. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
A day after Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a backup plan to raise the debt ceiling if a deficit reduction deal with Democrats can't be reached, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor torpedoed the proposal, saying it doesn't have any chance of passing in his chamber.
The enemy of problem-solving in politics is ideological inflexibility.
Underscoring the need for swift congressional action, the Treasury Department on Friday reiterated its Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling.
Democrats pounce on Rep. Eric Cantor for walking out of debt ceiling talks. Cantor says taxes are a sticking point.
The bipartisan debt ceiling negotiations led by Vice President Joe Biden went on life support Thursday after a key Republican lawmaker pulled out of the talks.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells affiliate WVIR that Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign.
CNN caught up with Rep. Anthony Weiner and asked his response to Rep. Eric Cantor's call for his resignation.
A Philadelphia man was sentenced Thursday to 24 months in prison for threatening to kill the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, prosecutors said.
One week before a potential government shutdown, Senate Democrats for the first time reacted positively to an offer from House Republicans that would keep the government running for two more weeks while cutting $4 billion.
House Republicans continued their drive Wednesday to slash $60 billion from the current year's budget, with some of the deepest cuts targeted at education and environmental regulation.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama told lawmakers who were sitting alongside colleagues from across the aisle, "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow."
Rep. Steny Hoyer talks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about the State of the Union address and Congressional priorities.
After a weeklong pause in legislative business to honor the victims of the Arizona massacre, House Republicans intend to resume regular congressional business next week with a vote to repeal the health care law, a top GOP aide said Thursday.
Last year's midterm elections swept some tea partiers into Congress, and some of the new lawmakers are not wasting time making their voices heard.
Two months before Republicans will take over the House, the party's top man in the chamber signaled Thursday he had no intention of compromising his small-budget priorities in the coming weeks -- even with the prospect of a federal government shutdown on the horizon.
Less than a month after midterm elections brought a change in power in Congress, the White House and Republican leaders agree on one thing: changing the culture of earmarks.
Thursday's meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the resumption of peace talks was followed by a joint statement that said their discussion included "a friendly and productive exchange of views on both sides."
A post-mortem Sunday of the mid-term elections provided little evidence that Democrats and Republicans will work together to address major issues such as deficit reduction any better than they have in recent years.
CNN's Candy Crowley and her team watch the other Sunday shows so you don't have to.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor issued a warning Wednesday to Republicans after the party's takeover of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
Repubilcan leaders express hope that the new Congress will "work on the people's business."
With Republicans back in control of the House of Representatives, a new power structure will emerge over the next few weeks.
Death threats and vandalism in the wake of the health care vote spark a conversation about the power of words.
A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Justice Department said Monday.
Shots fired at a congressman's campaign headquarters. Windows smashed at Democratic offices across the country. A coffin placed on a lawmaker's lawn. Hate-filled voice mail messages left on members of Congress' phone lines.
CNN's Jessica Yellin talks to Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Mike Pence about bipartisan compromise on health care.
Heated partisan exchanges and in-depth policy discussions at the bipartisan health care summit on Thursday are unlikely to sway both parties in finding common ground, analysts said as the summit was going on.
Deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at new CNN polls ahead of Thursday's health care summit.
The day before the White House's bipartisan summit on health care reform, there didn't appear to be much mood for compromise on Capitol Hill.
President Obama says his stimulus plan was a success and helped keep the economy from falling into a depression.
Does giving a second chance create a double standard?
CNN Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis and Money Magazine's Donna Rosato discuss ways to pump up your income right now.
A top House Democrat told reporters Tuesday that Congressional Democrats are moving ahead with plans to vote before the Christmas holidays on legislation that would create more jobs.
As Republicans swept the top three offices in Democratic-leaning Virginia last week, Rep. Eric Cantor was in Richmond, shaking hands with supporters and rallying GOP troops as he proclaimed, "The Republican resurgence begins tonight."
Rep. Eric Cantor says the GOP must return to its roots of fiscal discipline and deliver a more optimistic message.
Given the heated rhetoric and sharp partisan divides that have characterized this year's debate, it's easy to forget that there are several key reforms in health care that Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
Twenty-year-old Sean Branch searched for eight months for a job with no success.
More than one billion in stimulus funds goes to fund summer jobs for youth. Is it worth it? CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."
CNN's Brian Todd reports on criticism of President Obama's handling of Iran, and the fine line he's walking.
House Republicans on Wednesday presented what they called a "sorely needed" alternative to Democrats' proposals to overhaul health care.
In the face of mounting deficitis, President Obama wants to restore fiscal discipline. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
President Obama urged Congress to adopt a "pay-as-you-go" approach to federal spending in order to restore fiscal discipline, but critics say the president's call lacks credibility.
The House Republican leadership upped the ante Thursday in the ongoing debate over the size and scope of the federal budget, unveiling a proposal to cut spending by $375 billion over the next five years.
Three prominent GOP leaders kicked off a campaign Saturday to reshape their party's image, gathering at a restaurant in northern Virginia for the first of a series of town hall meetings.
Republicans launch efforts to revive their image as they debate where the party should head. Jessica Yellin reports.
Minority Whip Eric Cantor says Republicans want to work with President Obama and reshape their message.
Bruised by charges from Democrats that they've become the "party of no," Republicans on Thursday are launching an outreach effort to reshape their party's image.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the big-asset plan "balances public and private risks."
If Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is hoping to find strong bipartisan congressional support for his long-awaited troubled-asset bank relief plan, it appears he'll need to keep looking.
Facing mounting criticism of a spending package packed with billions of dollars in earmarks, the Obama administration made a vow Sunday: This president will bring a halt to pork-laden bills.
CNN Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis has the latest information on foreclosure numbers.
Even before President Obama unveiled his home foreclosure plan Wednesday afternoon, some Republicans and political commentators questioned how exactly it would work to stave off a crisis plaguing the country.
When Dick Cheney was still vice president -- and the extent of the Wall Street financial crisis was becoming increasingly clear -- he made an appearance before Senate Republicans to push for the bank bailout.
Bolstered by wide Democratic margins in both chambers of Congress, the new administration assumes power Tuesday with a broad public mandate to repair the feeble economy.
Barely containing his temper, Virginia's Eric Cantor, deputy whip for the House Republicans, stepped to the microphone this afternoon to blame the bailout defeat on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "failure to listen" and her charged partisan rhetoric in condemning President George Bush's "budgetary recklessness" and "anything-goes mentality."
A top congressman from Virginia is undergoing "thorough vetting" by John McCain's vice presidential team, an informed GOP source told CNN on Saturday.
House Republicans on Wednesday named three GOP congressmen to assume the duties of Rep. Tom DeLay, who stepped down from his post as House majority leader after a Texas grand jury indicted him for alleged state campaign finance violations.
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