Secret Service Agents Suspended For Leaking Congressman's Info

The Secret Service suspended dozens of agents Friday for misconduct. But the agency has a long way to go to rehabilitate its image.

 | Eugene Daniels

Did David Vitter Really Choose 'Prostitutes Over Patriots?'

A new ad in the Louisiana governor's race accuses Congressman David Vitter of skipping a vote to talk to a prostitute. We fact check the scandal.

 | Eugene Daniels

Who Should Foot The Bill For Better Highways?

This "2-Minute Debate" is part of a series co-produced by Intelligence Squared U.S. and Newsy.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Bernie Sanders' Groundbreaking Weed Bill Really Isn't

The bill falls in line with public opinion and wouldn't change much at the state level.

 | Kate Grumke

Sanders Announces Bill To Keep Fossil Fuels 'In The Ground'

The bill aims to stop extraction of fossil fuels from federal land.

 | Kate Grumke

How To Make $174K Working Only 111 Days

U.S. legislators are set to work less than a third of the year. It doesn't seem like much, but it's not much lower than the recent average.

 | Kate Grumke

Ryan's Trying To Fix Boehner's Stinky, Smoky Office

John Boehner is a pretty unapologetic smoker, and Paul Ryan's got a game plan to make his office inhabitable.

 | Kate Grumke

Senator, TV Star Fred Thompson Dies At 73

Thompson had a long career in government, but it's his film and TV roles that made him a familiar face nationwide.

 | Jillian Deutsch

Senate Passes 2-Year Budget Deal, Raising The Debt Ceiling

The Senate approved a two-year budget deal that increases spending and avoids default.

 | Samantha Crook

Boehner The Entertainer: A Look Back At His Greatest Hits

Newsy looks back at some of the more memorable moments from John Boehner's career in Congress.

 | Jake Godin and Elizabeth Hagedorn

It's Official: Paul Ryan Is Speaker of the House

After pressure from his party, a reluctant Paul Ryan will serve as John Boehner's replacement in the House.

 | Kate Grumke

NOAA Scientists In Standoff With Congress Over Climate Study

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is refusing to hand over its climate scientists' emails to Rep. Lamar Smith.

 | Sebastian Martinez

Republicans Officially Nominate Paul Ryan For House Speaker

In a secret vote behind closed doors, Republicans chose their nominee for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

 | Kate Grumke

$18 Trillion And Growing: A Guide To The Debt Ceiling

Like "sequestration" and "fiscal cliff," the "debt ceiling" is one of those wonky terms that gets thrown around a lot. But what does it mean?

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Members Of Congress: Don't Bet Against The Mets

Rep. Adam Schiff predicted the Dodgers would beat the Mets in the playoffs. He was wrong.

 | Matt Picht

Paul Ryan Finally Throws His Hat In The Ring For Speakership

After garnering support from House Republicans, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan announced he will run for speaker of the House.

 | Eugene Daniels

Hillary Clinton's Face Here Says It All

Hillary Clinton remained composed during her testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Clinton Hearing's Second Focus: Legitimacy Of The Hearing

The hearing was supposed to determine what happened in Libya in 2012, but much of the focus has been on whether Hillary Clinton is being targeted.

 | Kate Grumke

Despite Blocked Bill, Sanctuary City Debate Not Going Away

The bill that would crack down on "sanctuary cities" failed in the Senate, but the argument isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

 | Eugene Daniels

You Want To Be Speaker Of The House? Here's How

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t provide much guidance on the subject, except to say the House "shall choose their speaker."

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

GOP Pushes A Reluctant Paul Ryan Toward Speakership

House Republicans are throwing their support behind Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House but Ryan doesn't seem so sure.

 | Eugene Daniels

Kevin McCarthy Drops Out Of House Speaker Race

The No. 2 House Republican was widely favored to replace current House Speaker John Boehner.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Treasury Secretary Warns Of Fast-Approaching Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday warning Congress it will need to raise the debt limit by Nov. 5.

 | Mikah Sargent

Looming Railway Shutdown Could Cost US $30B

The U.S. is facing a potential railway shutdown on Jan. 1, 2016, that could hurt the economy more than 2013's government shutdown.

 | Jamal Andress

Boehner's Exit Probably Won't Help Heal Republican Rifts

John Boehner's resignation can be seen as a win for ultraconservatives but its not likely to bring the party any closer together.

 | Eugene Daniels

Speaker John Boehner Is Resigning From Congress

Speaker John Boehner is resigning. While regularly rumored to be fighting off GOP mutinies, Boehner always managed to keep his leadership position.

 | Jake Godin

Pope Talks Climate Change, Immigration In Speech To Congress

Pope Francis continued his tour of Washington, D.C., on Thursday, speaking to Congress about climate change, immigration and the death penalty.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Planned Parenthood Fight Raises Fears Of Another Shutdown

Conservative lawmakers are threatening another government shutdown unless Planned Parenthood is denied federal funding.

 | Samantha Crook

GOP Considers Suing Obama After Congress Secures Iran Deal

Congress didn't get to look at various "side deals" of the Iran nuclear agreement before voting on it. The GOP says that means Obama broke the law.

 | Eugene Daniels

A New Obamacare Lawsuit Is Picking Up Steam

The House's lawsuit against the Obama administration was once seen as a long shot, but it passed a major hurdle Wednesday and will get a full hearing.

 | Steven Sparkman