Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.
Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.
When the Minnesota legislature convened Jan. 8, everything had changed - and nothing had changed
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."
Before they were sworn in this morning, legislators got an earful as they approached the Capitol.
While government in Washington, D.C., remains divided and marked by long-term gridlock, governments in the states are much less divided.
The Republicans are going even further, however, threatening that unless Social Security and Medicare are cut, the GOP might kill the entire economy.
In an extraordinary session the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a Senate-crafted agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on New Years Day.