Why can’t they just vote from home?
MixedTimes - Chad Pergram
Let’s explore what happened during the coronavirus debate last week.
It has been 25 years since such oratorical rancor seized the Senate floor.
“We need Congressional action by Monday,” warned one Republican administration source late last week to Fox.
The midday sun on Capitol Hill was a cruel mirage, a cloak shrouding pending economic chaos and human catastrophe inflicted by thecoronavirus.
House lawmakers approved a revampedmultibillion-dollarcoronavirus relief package Monday that was initially passed over the weekend in the wee hours after negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi andthe Trump administration.
“Do not underestimate the challenge the Senate could face passing this bill.”
Discussions are underway about curbing all non-essential activity at the Capitol amid the coronavirus threat. Fox News is told the conversations will likely mean a suspension of public tours at the Capitol and limits on other access by some personnel and employeeson Capitol Hill.
Members of Congress are warning constituents to wash their hands. Avoid large congregations of people. Perhaps, even stand away from persons in conversations.
Congress is a reactive body. It responds to events.
Fox News has obtained a memo sent to all House offices by the House Administration Committee this evening about Congressional operations and the coronavirus threat.
Coronavirus makes you worry about the little things on Capitol Hill.
Republicans and the Trump Administration have a challenge in front of them as FISA is up for renewalon March 15.
An effort is underway on Capitol Hill to get the top four leaders in the House and Senate to agree on a plan for Congressional operations should the coronavirus threaten Washington D.C.
We’ve not detected fear, per se, on Capitol Hill amid the coronavirus outbreak. But lawmakers know coronavirus isn’t something they can fully control. They can only respond – and hope they respond in the best way possible with money and resources.
The alarm bells are now sounding in the Democratic party – especially as Democrats try to hold control of the House, win the Senate and topple President Trump this fall.
Some Democrats are freaking out at the prospect that Sen. Bernie Sanders could win the Democratic nomination.
Let’s start with Operation Ajax. It was 1953. The United States, working with British intelligence, overthrew democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favor of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the “Shah of Iran.
Presidents' budgets sent to Congress seem to spark more fiscal confusion than anything else.
Support it or not, the Senate just completed a rancorous impeachment trial. Now President Trump is contesting whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. truly prays for him, as she often intimates at her weekly press conferences.
President Trump never mentioned impeachment in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But Tuesday night was all about impeachment.
So much of what we’ve seen over the past week or so in the Senate trial of President Trump was not.
And the math right now dictates that the Senate probably does not have the votes to open the gateway to hear from witnesses at President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial on Friday.
Trump’s impeachment trial witness vote teetering on ‘razor’s edge,’ keep eye on possible ‘devil’s bargain’
The biggest questionsin the impeachment trial arewhen will it conclude and if the Senate will call witnesses.
The trial's newfound rocket docket could mean Republicans simply want to wrap things up.
Democrats think the president committed “high crimes and misdemeanors.” And whether it’s allowed on the floor or not, Republicans think Democrats are just pettifogging Trump.
The Senate is set to begin its trial session in the impeachment of President Trump on Tuesday afternoon, where lawmakers will hash out the terms and details for the ground rules that will govern proceedings.
Here is how things are expected go down Tuesday in the Senate for President Trump’s impeachment trial.
Here’s what to expect in the coming days of President Trump's impeachment trial.
Only in Washington could you have such a juxtaposition.
Just as soon as the House concluded votes on Friday and most lawmakers rushed to the airport, garage or Union Station, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) should be ready in the coming days to summon to the floor the measure to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) isn’t attending this weekend’s playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday he has the votes to start an impeachment trial even without an agreement on potential witnesses – once the chamber receives the articles from the House.
Here’s where Congress stands on a potential Senate impeachment trial and if – or when – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,may send over the articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Security has been upgraded at the Capitol after the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimaniand prompted vows of retaliation from Iran.
The House voted to impeach President Trump just before Christmas. Now it’s the new year and the disposition of a Senate trial is as unclear now as it was then.
Many Americans gripe about the national debt, but in Washington, nothing much really changes.
What does Congress have on its docket this year once the impeachment trial wraps up?
So, what does Congress have on its docket this year once the impeachment trial wraps up?
Reporter's Notebook: Why is Pelosi holding the articles of impeachment? DC insiders have some theories
Here are some reasons that insiders have suggested to Fox News as to why Pelosi hasn’t sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate just yet.
The Senate has a specific set of 25 rules which dictate operations for a Senate impeachment trial. But the Senate’s only conducted 17 impeachment trials in history.
From impeachment to avoiding a government shutdown, this could be the week that broke Congress.
The sheer volume of work and stress often in Congress each December saps away holiday cheer as lawmakers, staff and journalists toil around the clock.
There are important roll call votes on Capitol Hill -- but votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump would be monumental.
Is there enough time for lawmakersto deposit articles of impeachment on the House floor this calendar year, or should it wait?
A potential impeachment Senate trial for President Trump is the wildest wild card of all.
A man stripped and exposed himself in the Russell Senate Office Building on Tuesday, Fox News has learned--an incident that occurred on a bizarre day in Washington that began with a security scare over a suspected airspace violation.
Little was clear Tuesday morning in Washington when authorities locked down access to both the White House and the U.S. Capitol.
Security officials on Capitol Hill are still puzzled by what actually sparked the security threat to be issued Tuesday morning that put both the White House and the U.S.
The White House and U.S. Capitol building were briefly put on lockdown Tuesday morning after apossible unidentified aircraft or other "anomaly" violated restricted airspace over Washington, sources said.
“Ambassador Sondland,” warned Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., from the dais on day four of the open impeachment hearings. “You are here to be smeared.”
Many Democrats have been trying to weave together a complicated mosaic of crimes, but it’s unclear how the public may interpret this challenging narrative and if it would make a difference.
Words are spilling into digitized pixels, onto blogs and good, old-fashioned newspapers about the impeachment hearings. There are essays on how to watch. Essays on the dramatis personae.
The House Ethics Committee has sent a memo to members of Congress and their staffers about how to conduct themselves in secure areas, weeks after around two dozen Republican lawmakers barged into a closed-door deposition with a State Department official, part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Here are the expected tactics from both Democrats and Republicans.
It didn’t matter what that resolution was called or wasn’t called a few weeks ago: Congress has descended into impeachapalooza.
Republicans are now trying to put their best lineup on the field to defend President Trump ahead of next week’s open impeachment hearings.
If the House moves ahead with impeachment, top Democrats must curate a narrative to present to the public.
Perhaps it is only appropriate to pen this missive just a few days before All Hallows Eve. One cannot imagine a more horrifying, frightening turn of events that have the potential to spook the country in the coming weeks.
The “streaking” phenomenon reached its zenith in the mid-1970s. People would head to shopping malls or sporting events, strip, and then sprint like a scalded dog, au naturel.
Fox News has put together a tic-toc of how things went down today in the House Intelligence Committee when 25-30 House Republicans barged in to attend the closed-door deposition of Pentagon official Laura Cooper.
The late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will “lie in state” this Thursday in Statuary Hall of the Capitol aheadof his funeral in Baltimore on Friday, officials announced.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yielded to Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff at a news conference – and what happened next was remarkable.
Rep. Elijah Cummings walked the streets of Baltimore in 2015 to appeal for calm, but he didn't need a megaphone to be heard.
In early May, 2015, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., lumbered through the subway station deep in the bowels of the Rayburn House Office Building, a portfolio tucked under his left arm.
You never quite know when President Trump might fire off a tweet, targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,or House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
There haven’t been any missing 18-and-a-half minutes from White House audio recordings. Yet.
The House of Representatives is currently on a two-week recess for the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, but that doesn'tmean the wheels of its impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump won’t churn on Capitol Hill and in Congressional districts.
Washington, D.C.,is a “federal enclave” carved out of Maryland and Virginia,an odd political subdivision – and thedrumbeat has grown to convert the city into a state.
I don’t claim to be an expert on parliamentary procedure and precedence in the British House of Commons. But I can say one thing: Congress would sure be a helluva lot more fun if the U.S.
Those are some of the words one could use to describe what House Democrats are doing when it comes to impeachment.
The House and Senate are now back after a lengthy summer recess. Consider what all will unfold on Capitol Hill in the coming days.
If you’re going to pay attention to Congress, do it now. Lawmakers are on the verge of returning to Washington after a lengthy recess. But the 2020 presidential sweepstakes will soon eclipse everything on Capitol Hill.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament.
The United States Senate is the only institution in the world which would wait two hours and 17 minutes to do something which lasts 32 seconds.
Eat your veggies. Take your vitamins. Hit the gym. Eliminate alcohol and caffeine.
The shootings keep happening. And the parliamentary numbers change very little.
Real estate speculation in Greenland. Brett Gardner and Aaron Boone going crazy and getting tossed from every game possible this month for the Yankees. Airport workers slipping travelers notes, telling them they are “ugly.
Reporter's Notebook: Spat over scrapped 'Squad' members' Israel visit is tricky politics for both sides
Israel’s refusal to admit Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.,could reverberate deep into the future on a litany of political fronts.
The Senate majority leader typically says exactly what he means. And it's always important to note what he does not say as well.
Republican strategists made sure that initiatives prohibiting gay marriage were on the ballot in key states heading into the 2004 presidential election. Support for those measures coaxed Republicans to the polls to help re-elect President George.
Some of the weirdest, most-influential events in American and global politics unfold in August.
Some of the weirdest, most-influential events in American and global politics unfold in August.
Despite the president’s scorn for Baltimore, he has yet to take issue with the city's most prominent daughter: the Speaker of the House.
It appears that via “Local Rule 57.6” and “pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e)” that Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee may be trying to impeach President Trump.
On Capitol Hill, Democrats seek to make Mueller hearing ‘stick’ as climate change protesters become unglued
They came unglued this week on Capitol Hill.
As the Mueller report goes on TV, there’s something worth remembering: the book is often better than the movie.
When former special counsel Robert Mueller appears next week for planned testimony on Capitol Hill, Democrats are hoping to animate the words on the page of Mueller’s report into something the public remembers.
Congressional security officials have met with all four members of the “squad,” comprisingReps.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over concerns about their safety aslawmakers.
"I abandon the chair!"
EXCLUSIVE– House Homeland Security CommitteeChairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., was seeking extra protection for members of Congress on Monday after President Trump’s tweets and remarks about the progressive “squad.
Pelosi and Mnuchin have been chatting on the phone, possible indicator that there’s a debt-limit issue
The Speaker of the House doesn’t talk to the Treasury Secretary on a Saturday night, then send him a letter, and, then blast out a press release, unless it’s urgent.
Three omnipresent factors dominate everything on Capitol Hill. They’re known as “the three P’s.” Politics, policy and procedure.
The central issue is immigration. Period.
Who needed a big fireworks show on Independence Day in Washington when America’s political system is nothing but a tinderbox, ready to blow?
The subject matter was interesting, but it never really took you anywhere.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to pass the Senate's border bill, but it's unclear whether her party's left flank will understand.
The only thing certain in Washington is uncertainty.
The U.S. may be closer to a military conflict with Iran now more than ever. But this also means that Congress could be the closest it’s come in years to considering a new resolution to authorize the use of military force.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala.,and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.,the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, have forged a tentative agreement on a $4.59 billion supplemental appropriations package for the border and humanitarian assistance, Fox News has learned.