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The FBI and Utah state prosecutors working on a corruption investigation say they have uncovered accusations of financial wrongdoing by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Sen. Mike Lee, but the Justice Department has so far declined to act on their recommendation for a full federal investigation.
All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm.
The Commerce Department continues to review an ongoing antidumping action on fillet imports from Vietnam.
Deep in yet another national political story about yet another grand plan to make his mark on the larger scene, Gov. Bobby Jindal finally acknowledged what may be the worst-kept secret in all of politics.
The Senate Thursday voted 96-2 to reauthorize a $5 billion annual grant program that provides child care for 1.6 million children.
Just two years after it fixed the federal flood insurance program to make homeowners pay premiums commensurate with their risk, Congress on Thursday reversed some of those reforms, bowing to political pressure from constituents shocked at how high their premiums jumped.
Both of Louisiana's U.S. senators have voted for a bill designed to head off dramatic increases in flood insurance rates.
Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter were among the 72 senators voting Thursday to send the bill to the president; 22 senators voted against it.
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to ease big flood insurance premium increases faced by hundreds of thousands of homeowners and allow below-market rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
Sen. Joe Manchin plans to introduce legislation in the coming days that would push back against the Food and Drug Administration for approving a controversial prescription drug, his office confirmed Wednesday.
There is still no definitive word on whether House-passed legislation to limit most flood insurance premiums to increases of 18 percent a year will come up for a Senate vote this week.
Vitter's legislation makes it a federal crime to attend or bring a child under the age of 16 to an animal fight.
Twenty-eight Democratic senators plan to participate in an all-night discussion late Monday and Tuesday morning designed to raise attention about what the speakers view as the urgent need for Congress to address climate change.
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