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uscapitol-062509_27Mar15.jpg After enduring hours of votes on numerous amendments, the Senate narrowly voted early Friday morning to approve the budget plan put forth by Republicans. The Senate voted 52 to 46 in favor the GOP budget proposal, with the vote largely coming down along party lines.

Reid-032715.jpg After spending over thirty years in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., announced Friday he will not seek re-election next year. Reid, who was first elected to the Senate in 1986, recently suffered serious eye and facial injuries in an accident while exercising.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016. Reid said in video posted on Twitter and Youtube that recent injuries suffered in a fall while exercising have "caused us for the first time to have a little bit of downtime ... time to ponder and to think." "We...

uscapitol-062509_26Mar15.jpg In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve legislation permanently blocking cuts in reimbursements for doctors that treat patients on Medicare.

Pope-Obama-032615.jpg Pope Francis will visit the White House later this year as part of his week-long tour of the U.S., White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest revealed on Thursday. Earnest said President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the pope to the White House on Wednesday, September 23rd.

capitol-032615.jpg After holding votes on several different budget proposals, the House finally voted Wednesday evening to approve a $3.8 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

whitehouse_25Mar15.jpg President Barack Obama has picked Shailagh Murray to replace Dan Pfeiffer as his senior adviser, the White House revealed on Tuesday. Murray, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter, previously served as Vice President Joe Biden's communications director.

UScapitol-032515.jpg Reflecting concerns about a divide within their own party, House Republican leaders have decided to dust off an obscure legislative procedure in order to pass a budget plan on Wednesday.

obama1-032415.jpg Responding to a request from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he has agreed to slow the pace of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Obama revealed the decision at a joint press conference with Ghani.

senatorcoats-032415.jpg Indiana Senator Dan Coats, R-Ind., announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2016, potentially opening the door for former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., to reclaim his old seat.

ashrafghani-032415.jpg President Barack Obama is meeting with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the White House on Tuesday, with the talks expected to focus on the pace of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

PatrickMurphy-032415.jpg Second-term Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., announced Monday that he is running for the Florida Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. In a statement announcing his campaign, Murphy described himself as a certified public accountant and small businessman, not a career politician.

cruz-senate-032415.jpg Republican Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., became the first major candidate to officially announce plans to run for president in 2016 on Monday. Cruz initially announced his campaign for president in a post on Twitter before confirming the news in remarks at Liberty University.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz has announced his U.S. presidential bid. The 44-year-old Texan is the first major figure from either the Democratic party or the Republican party to announce his candidacy with the presidential election still one and a half years away. "I'm running for President and...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the trilateral talks held by foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China in Seoul on Saturday. "The Secretary-General hopes that it will give a momentum to reinforce the trilateral cooperation mechanism," the UN said in a statement. It...

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