Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.
House Republicans want former IRS official Lois Lerner prosecuted for allegedly revealing information about one of their most powerful outside groups, Crossroads GPS.
This year, the Texas GOP finds itself on the defensive in the campaign for women's votes. As KUT's Ben Phillpott reports, there's a new group to help solve the issue: Red State Women.
House Republicans cite the former IRS official's attempt to single out Karl Rove's non-profit — the one that spent $165 million attacking Democrats and helping Republicans.
Elliot Kaye is President Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He made a name for himself pushing safety changes to youth football.
It's no surprise that Democrats are pushing the equal pay issue: It's a political winner among women. But the economics behind the current inequity and the challenges of righting it are complicated.
During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.
When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.
The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.
State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.
Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.
President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.
A newspaper in West Monroe, La., published a video of freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.
The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Republican supporters appealed to Speaker Boehner to permit election-year action in the House too.
Most states improved improved their election performance between 2008 and 2012, with overall wait times at polling stations decreasing in many places.
Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling for increased funding to bulk up the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.