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Obama1-073014.jpg President Barack Obama took Congress to task in remarks on the economy on Wednesday, accusing Republicans of wasting valuable time by voting on a resolution regarding whether or not to sue him over his use of executive actions.

uscapitol-062509_30Jul14.jpg In a surprise move, the Senate voted Tuesday to make changes to an important House highway funding bill, raising questions about whether the legislation will receive final approval before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.

Obama1-072914.jpg U.S. President Back Obama on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over Moscow's continued involvement in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, hours after the European Union decided to expand its own sanctions imposed on Russia over the same issue.

bobmcdonald-072914.jpg A day after lawmakers announced an agreement on compromise legislation to reform the Veterans Affairs Department, the Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm a new head of the scandal-plagued department.

climatechange-021712_29Jul14.jpg Looking to increase pressure on Congress, the White House released a report on Tuesday warning of the economic costs of delaying action to address climate change.

Boehner-072914.jpg With the August recess looming, House Republican leaders are hopeful they can pass legislation to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border before the end of the week. The House is expected to vote on a bill providing $659 million in funding for the border crisis, well below the $3.7 billion requested by the Obama administration.

img5-072814.jpg House and Senate negotiators revealed Monday that they have reached an agreement on compromise legislation to reform the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

Sarahpalin-072814.jpg Former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin announced Sunday that she is launching her own online news channel in an effort to provide her supporters an alternative to the mainstream news media.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza Strip that will start Saturday morning, reports said. Efforts to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire are still ongoing. As per an Israeli spokesperson, troops would keep searching for tunnels used by militants during the brief truce,...

Obama2-072514.jpg President Barack Obama is meeting with presidents from Central American nations on Friday as the U.S. struggles to deal with a surge of unaccompanied children across the southern border.

Obama-072514.jpg Despite calls from some leading conservatives, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday showed that a vast majority of Americans do not believe that President Barack Obama should be impeached and removed from office.

The United States has called on Iraq's leaders to take the next step in their democratic process by choosing a prime minister and forming a government. The call was made by US State Department's Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf in a statement congratulating the Iraqi people on the election of their...

UScapitol-072314.jpg While final passage of the bill is far less certain, the Senate voted overwhelming in favor of formally debating legislation to end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.

uscapitol-062509_23Jul14.jpg House Republicans revealed a series of recommendations to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, although party differences may prevent a final bill from being passed before the August recess.

davidperdue-072314.jpg Businessman David Perdue narrowly defeated eleven-term Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., in a runoff for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show Perdue with a slim 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent lead over Kingston.