Sep 29, 2015

Senate vote to OK stopgap spending bill

Over the opposition of the most conservative republicans in the chamber, the senate is set to pass a spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this week. Tuesday’s expected vote comes after a 77-19 tally Monday easily beat a token threat to ...

Boehner exits, triggering fight for U.S. House speaker

Sep 26, 2015

Boehner exits, triggering fight for U.S. House speaker

Bitter internal divisions in the Republican Party boiled over Friday with the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, whose exit has sparked what could be a bruising battle to replace him. Boehner had spent years repelling rebellious conservatives who accused him of the lacking ...

Sep 25, 2015

Text of Pope Francis' historic address before Congress

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, honorable members of the Congress, dear friends, I am most grateful for the invitation to address this joint session of Congress in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I would like to think that ...