House votes to block D.C. gun regulations in latest challenge to city laws

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) offers budget amendment that would block city’s restrictive firearms laws.


Congressional leaders back Obama plan to arm rebels against Islamic State

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

It seems to be just a question of when and how Congress will weigh in on the president’s new strategy.

Dick Cheney advises House GOP on foreign policy, as some Republicans ignore him

Some decided that sometimes, the best counterpoint is no counterpoint at all.

Obama unlikely to seek formal authorization for military strike against Islamic State in Syria, congressional aides say

Senior House and Senate aides say the White House has privately conveyed the decision to top House and Senate leaders ahead of Tuesday meeting.

Ron Paul touts Rand as a presidential ‘frontrunner’

(Robert F. Bukaty / AP)

Ron Paul says his son’s ascendance is a victory for his political movement.


Going after Export-Import Bank is a strange way to attack crony capitalism

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

It’s disappointing that both parties are content to focus this debate on the obscure Export-Import Bank.