• Pelosi seeks ethics probe of Oregon Democrat Wu

    Pelosi seeks ethics probe of Oregon Democrat Wu

    House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she will seek an ethics investigation Monday into sexual misconduct allegations against Representative David Wu.
  • Officials scramble for debt deal, markets on edge

    President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struggled on Sunday to break a partisan deadlock on a budget deal to avoid a U.S. debt default and reassure global markets, with no sign of a deal emerging.
  • U.S. Debt Deal Negotiations Resume

    Obama, Boehner Back at Debt Deal Table

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, took pains to underscore that not only have the debt deal talks resumed, he says all parties are working toward an agreement. Time certainly is of the essence: the U.S. has less than 10 days to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default.
  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

    Obama Summons Boehner for Emergency Debt Ceiling Talks at White House

    President Barack Obama summoned House Speaker John Boehner to White House after the Republican from Ohio threw the debt ceiling talks into disarray by withdrawing from discussions.
  • Twitter's Impact

    GOP, Tea Party Tweeted More Than Democrats in 2010 Election

    Republicans and Tea Party members used the social media Twitter more than Democrats during the midterm elections last year, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
  • Allen West

    Who Is Allen West?

    U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. sent a highly publicized e-mail calling Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz vile and not a lady after she indirectly criticized his plans for insurance reform. Aside from an outspoken member of the House, who is Allen West?
  • Ron Paul Hits Airwaves with New Ads

    Iowa and New Hampshire will be the first lucky states to hear Ron Paul issue his stern warning against raising the federal debt limit, as his new ad hits the airwaves in the early-voting states.
  • US Rep. Lynn. Woolsey to Retire

    U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey to Retire in 2012

    U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., announced Monday that she will not run for an 11th term in 2012, saying she will reach age 75 before the next election and the time has come to move on.
  • President Barack Obama

    Obama’s Afghanistan Drawdown Plan Gets Mixed Reviews

    President Barack Obama's plan to accelerate the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has already provoked an outpouring of reactions at home and abroad, ranging from praise for his boldness to criticism that he is not being bold enough or is acting rashly.
  • Saudi women vie for their 'right to drive'

    Saudi women activists, bloggers and academicians on Monday dashed off a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday seeking her support for their 'right to drive' in the country.
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the press in New York, June 6, 2011.

    How much do taxpayers pay to 'sexting' Rep.Anthony Weiner?

    How much will US taxpayers pay for the 'retirement' of Representative Anthony Weiner, who decided to resign from the Congress in the wake of a damaging online sex scandal? The amount he will get in retirement is close to one million dollars, according to reports.
  • U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announces that he will resign from the United States House of Representatives during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York

    Weiner Resigns from Congress

    New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, speaking at the Council Center for Senior Citizens in Brooklyn where he first began his career, announced Thursday his resignation from Congress.
  • U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner pauses as he announces that he will resign from the United States House of Representatives during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York

    Anthony Weiner Resigns

    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has resigned, capping a precipitous fall that began with revelations that Weiner had been sending lewd photos to women he met online.
  • Huma Abedin

    Huma Abedin behind Weiner's Decision to Resign - A Tough Road Ahead

    Anthony Weiner is set to resign Thursday afternoon, ending his career as a seven-term Democratic congressman from New York.
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) reacts as he speaks to the press in New York, June 6, 2011.

    Weiner's Out Amid Pressure From Democrats

    A once promising political career torn apart by scandal will finally come to an end today as Rep. Anthony Weiner will resign in his Sheepshead Bay office where he first launched his campaign for City Council in 1992.
  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) speaks to the media in New York, June 6, 2011.

    Weiner To Resign : reports

    Scandal plauged Congressman Anthony Weiner has disclosed his decision to resign his seat as a member of Congress, amid unrelenting pressure from top Democrats for him to go, The Times reported.
  • Anthony Weiner

    Anthony Weiner to Resign Under Pressure

    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has told his friends that he will resign, capping a precipitous fall that began with revelations that Weiner had been sending lewd photos to women he met online, the New York Times reported.
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York, June 6, 2011.

    Ethics May Look To Weiner's Twitter Name As Violation Of House Rules

    Representative Anthony Weiner's claims he didn't use his congressional Blackberry to send salacious photographs and text messages may not be the only thing the House Ethics Committee is investigating.
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) reacts as he speaks to the press in New York, June 6, 2011.

    Democrats Will Not Punish Anthony Weiner, Still Push Resignation

    House Democrats decided to sustain pressure on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) but not to pursue punitive measures at a closed meeting today.
  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner

    House Grants Weiner Two-Week Leave

    The House of Representatives granted Representative Anthony Weiner's formal request for a two-week leave of absence, as pressure mounted from the nation's highest office for the scandal plauged Democrat to resign, Monday.

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