Washington

September 19, 2014
It's an unusual day when liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Patrick Leahy, and Bernie Sanders join conservatives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul in voting against a measure to keep the government operating. Thursday was one of those days.
September 19, 2014
"There's 190,000 men and women in battalions that are fighting ISIL without adequate equipment. We're going to have to go around the president on this and directly arm them."
September 19, 2014
Continuing resolutions -- those stop-gap funding measures that keep the government running in the absence of regular appropriations bills -- are "absolutely not a responsible way of legislating," Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) said on Thursday, shortly before he voted for one.
AP
September 18, 2014
On Thursday, Reps. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Joseph Pitts (R-Penn.) spoke out against the taxpayer funding of abortion under Obamacare, which was detailed in a new Government Accountability Office report, even though on Wednesday, Sept. 17, both congressmen voted for the continuing resolution to fund the government, which includes funding for Obamacare, and thereby abortion.
By JULIE PACE
September 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday.
By JOSH LEDERMAN
September 21, 2014
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.
By SETH BORENSTEIN
September 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.