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'White House crasher' Tareq Salahi to run for Congress

A former reality TV star -- best known for showing up uninvited to a 2009 White House state dinner with his then-wife -- announced he will run for Congress.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 08:14am EST

Tags: Tareq Salahi, Frank Wolf, Congress, Virginia 10th District

Congressional phones, emails go dark because of furloughed staffers

When national events spiral out of control, it is not uncommon for people to reach out to their member of Congress. But good luck with that during the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 07:02am EDT

Tags: shutdown, Congress, email, Dick Uliano, government shutdown

Government doors closed, but workers may get paid

Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 06:32pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, chuck hagel, President Barack Obama, Congress, furlough

Gray deems all D.C. services essential

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has deemed all District workers essential in order to keep local government services up and running even if the federal government would shut down.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: Vincent Gray, shutdown, Congress, D.C. Budget

'Green Eggs and Ham,' 'Duck Dynasty' and Twitter: Ted Cruz's time on the Senate floor

Watch videos of some of Sen. Ted Cruz's statements on the Senate floor through Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 08:09am EDT

Tags: Ted Cruz, Duck Dynasty, Green Eggs and Ham, Obamacare, health care, Congress

Contractors could be sent home if government shuts down

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees around the country could be furloughed if the federal government shuts down. But they're not the only ones whose jobs would be at risk. Federal contractors' jobs depend on the government operations too.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:20am EDT

Tags: shutdown, federal contractors, Francis Rose, Federal News Radio, furloughs, federal workers, Congress, Joan Jones

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Connolly: Vote gives White House time to present case for military force in Syria

A Virginia congressman says Congress should vote before the U.S. would intervene in Syria and that the delay will allow the White House to build its case with Americans and the international community.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 05:56pm EDT

Tags: syria, Gerry Connolly, Frank Wolf, Eric Cantor, Barack obama, Congress

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Tracy Martin to Congress: Verdict won't define son's life

The father of Trayvon Martin came to Washington Wednesday to address members of the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:22am EDT

Tags: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Tracy Martin, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congress, race, michelle basch, civil rights

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