Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and outspoken Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank want to get the federal government out of the marijuana regulation business.
Senior Democrat John Conyers of Michigan criticized Barack Obama Monday, hoping, Conyers said, to "make him a better president."
President Obama won't sign a bill that could have made it easier for courts to clear foreclosures, the White House said Thursday.
President Obama signed a bill Tuesday reducing the disparity in penalties for the use of crack and powder cocaine, according to the White House.
Ending a decade-long campaign led by African-American lawmakers, the House Wednesday approved and sent to President Barack Obama a measure to reduce the disparity in penalties between use of crack and powder cocaine.
The U.S. Congress' interest in probing Facebook's and Google's privacy practices keeps growing.
Facing re-election, Wisconsin Rep. David Obey announces his retirement and puts a House seat in play for Republicans.
Bush administration lawyers who wrote "torture" memos have been cleared of allegations of professional misconduct after a Justice Department internal investigation, which recommends no legal consequences for their actions.
White House e-mails and transcripts of closed-door interviews with former Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers reveal involvement as early as May 2005 by Rove's office in the 2006 firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
Monica Conyers, Detroit's embattled City Council president pro tempore, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to commit bribery, a federal court representative in Michigan told CNN.
The U.S. Justice Department has told Congress the deadline has passed for Bush administration attorneys who wrote the so-called "torture memos" to respond to a crucial internal investigation of the lawyers' performance.
Former White House political adviser Karl Rove and counsel Harriet Miers have agreed to face questions from Congress about allegations of improper political influence in the Justice Department, the House Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday.
Two key House Democrats demanded in a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Thursday that he explain his recent comments about U.S. counterterrorism officials' controversial policies on detainee interrogations and terrorist surveillance.
Sen. Obama's aunt has been living in a Boston public housing project as an illegal immigrant. Louise Schiavone reports.
Sen. Barack Obama didn't know his aunt might be living illegally in the United States, as media outlets are reporting, and his campaign will return contributions she made, an aide said Saturday.
Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and President Bush's current Chief of Staff Josh Bolten do not have to cooperate -- at least this year -- with a congressional committee investigating the firings of U.S. Attorneys, a three-judge federal appeals panel in Washington ruled Monday.
The U.S. attorney general is trying to prevent immigration authorities from sending a Muslim woman to her home country, where she was a victim of female genital mutilation.
Karl Rove, President Bush's longtime political guru, refused to obey an order to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.
Two former White House insiders who have been described as key architects of the Bush administration's interrogation policy proved to be uncooperative witnesses as they testified before Congress for the first time.
The debate over who is to blame for high gas prices continued on Capitol Hill Thursday as executives from the nation's largest oil companies returned to face more questions from House lawmakers.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday met with the family of a man fatally shot by police just hours before his wedding, promising a thorough federal investigation of the incident.
Rev. Al Sharpton says the National Action Network will continue to pursue the Sean Bell case.
Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is expected to be released from a federal prison in Louisiana sometime Friday, officials said
House Democratic leaders unveiled legislation Tuesday to update the nation's wiretapping program, rejecting a Senate-passed version of the bill that would give telecommunications companies legal immunity for agreeing to participate in the program after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a lawsuit against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers aimed at forcing them to provide information about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey Friday said he will not ask a federal grand jury to investigate whether two top Bush administration officials should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
The House voted Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt in its probe of the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys.
A temporary surveillance law is likely to expire Saturday after House Democrats failed to draw enough votes Wednesday to pass a 21-day extension of the law.
Waterboarding is necessary though probably not legal, CIA Director Michael Hayden told Congress Thursday as Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he would not open a criminal investigation into the CIA's use of the technique.
CIA Director Michael Hayden tells the House Intelligence Committee he questions whether waterboarding is legal.
Chief Justice John Roberts apparently made a resolution to tone down his rhetoric when making his annual plea for higher judicial salaries, saying Tuesday that progress has been made to address the issue.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on shocking allegations against KBR, a major U.S. contractor operating in Iraq.
Government contractors in Iraq face lawlessness reminiscent of America's Wild West of the 1800s, lawmakers said Wednesday at a House hearing into a contractor's rape allegations.
A House panel on Wednesday heard a woman's accusations that she was drugged and raped by co-workers at a contracting firm in Iraq two years ago.
A House panel on Wednesday is scheduled to examine a woman's accusations that she was drugged and raped by co-workers at a contracting firm in Iraq two years ago.
The White House demanded in 2004 that the Justice Department approve a secret national security program without allowing the ailing attorney general, "feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed," to discuss the matter with top advisers, according to the FBI director's personal notes.
A matter of distinction
Defending executive privilege
The White House on Monday reiterated its claim of executive privilege in the firings of federal prosecutors, saying former aides would not comply with congressional subpoenas for their testimony.
Contempt of Congress
President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison, and his clemency order may wipe out Libby's 2-year probation as well, the trial judge told lawyers Tuesday.
President Bush on Thursday refused to comply with subpoenas sent by House and Senate committees requesting documents about the firing of several U.S. attorneys last year.
The Justice Department's former White House liaison denied Wednesday that she played a major role in the firings of U.S. attorneys last year and blamed Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty for misleading Congress
A former Justice Department official said Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty was "not fully candid" about the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys and described an "uncomfortable" conversation with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the shake-up.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former White House liaison is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, speaking out for the first time on her role in the controversial U.S. attorney firings.
Stepping up pressure on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Tuesday demanding additional Justice Department documents relating to the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.
Kyle Sampson, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former chief of staff, has agreed to testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, his lawyer said in a letter to the committee chairman Friday.
We talk a lot during presidential years about "coattails" (not many coats have tails anymore, but never mind). We mean, of course, whether the candidate at the top of the ticket can pull other candidates into office.
Two former staff members of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Michigan, say the longtime Detroit congressman made them baby-sit his children, run errands and work on political campaigns while they were on his congressional payroll.
Rosa Parks was remembered Tuesday as the mother of the civil rights movement, a powerful but quiet voice for equality and as a humble woman who did not seek the limelight.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The brutal distress of the nearly one million people affected by Hurricane Katrina may be compounded for those victims who could face bankruptcy in the coming months.
Nearly three years after it was written, the "Downing Street memo" on pre-war intelligence on Iraq is spotlighted in the U.S. Congress, with one man leading the charge.
A secret memo made public just before this month's elections in Britain, is leading to more pointed questions about the rationale for the Iraq war.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office plans to investigate complaints of several systemic problems with this month's elections, a group of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday.
Seeking to bolster support for the Patriot Act, the Justice Department provided Congress on Tuesday with details of numerous cases in which the anti-terrorism law has been used.
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