House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that one of government's functions is to help Americans achieve "fulfillment."
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Sen. John McCain is pushing cable TV providers to offer channels a la carte, arguing viewers shouldn't have to pay for the ones they never watch.
Calling it the "one gun Obama doesn't want you to have," Rep. Steve Stockman's 2014 campaign is raffling off a military-style rifle on Independence Day.
Speculation about whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will run for president in 2016 heated up late Wednesday. Only this time, slow jams and Bruce Springsteen were the culprits.
Gen. Michael V. Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA during the last decade, said Thursday that leaks about U.S. secret spying programs will be damaging but may be the price of living in a democracy.
Sen. Tom Coburn says the Justice Department is sounding the alarm over sequester-related furloughs of its law enforcement agents in the coming year but spends millions on conferences, salaries and grants.
Border security has dominated the early part of the immigration debate but the union representing immigration agents says the key to solving the problem lies not along the U.S.-Mexico line, but with better interior enforcement.
An outspoken House conservative is calling on National Intelligence Director James Clapper to resign over comments he made before Congress related to recently disclosed surveillance programs.
The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban abortion in the United States after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Sen. Pat Toomey said his "thoughts and prayers" are with a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is in surgery after her desperate need for an organ transplant set off a debate on Capitol Hill.
Wading into delicate political territory, Rep. Trent Franks on Wednesday said the rate of pregnancy resulting from rape is "very low."
A bipartisan pair of senators filed a bill on Wednesday that aims to reduce the backlog of claims for veterans' disability benefits by pointing applicants to filing methods with the quickest turnaround.
Two House Democrats have filed a measure that would require garments made in Bangladesh and sold at American military bases to come from factories that meet certain fire and building codes.
Former Democratic congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Tom Luken said his city has been besmirched, unfairly, as a result of reports the IRS field office there targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny from 2010 to 2012.