U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference following the weekly House GOP conference meeting at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill.

What congressional uncertainty means for the economy

Oct 8, 2015
The race for speaker comes at a time of budget and debt-limit decisions.
Posted In: Congress, House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy
Brenda Major is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic in Miami, Florida.

How Congress solved one problem but created another

Sep 28, 2015
It's a glimpse into how people make money off of piecemeal solutions.
Posted In: Congress, Medicare, health insurance

Veterans, abortion and DC’s broken business model

Sep 24, 2015
To keep the government running, a bill becomes a legislative vehicle.
Posted In: Congress, government shutdown, veterans, Iran, Planned Parenthood

What we know about paid sick leave

Sep 8, 2015
Dozens of places in the U.S. require it. What does their experience show?
Posted In: sick day, employees, Congress

Congress weighing stronger FDA rules on e-cigs

Aug 5, 2015
In the meantime, some communities have made their own regulations.
Posted In: e-cigs, e-cigarettes, FDA, Congress

Trade negotiations continue in Hawaii

Jul 29, 2015
There's pressure to wrap it up by Friday.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, Hawaii, Congress

Some gay veterans get fewer benefits

Jun 8, 2015
The VA can only recognize same-sex marriages in states where it's legal.
Posted In: military, gay rights, Congress

Writing your way to the White House

May 14, 2015
The campaign book has become a rite of passage for presidential hopefuls.
Posted In: Congress, election, Books, publishing, presidential candidates

What's in a $12 minimum wage?

Apr 24, 2015
A proposal is expected next week to increase the federal minimum wage to $12.
Posted In: minimum wage, labor groups, Congress