Congress' highest-ranking black lawmaker says he suspects Republicans are pillorying U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice because she is black.
Democratic lawmakers say Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney was "lying" during the presidential debate in Denver.
Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.
U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.
The U.S. congressional supercommittee's likely failure to agree on deficit reduction is likely to set up another fiscal wrangle in Congress, lawmakers say.
A Republican U.S. senator said Saturday GOP members on the deficit-reduction supercommittee are making huge compromises to reach a deal, but Democrats are not.
Black Democrats welcomed Alabama's new Republican governor to commemorations of the Selma voting rights march and hailed improved relations.
House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced Monday afternoon he is going after the minority whip post now that Democrats will lose the House majority.
A leading House Democrat suggested Sunday an Obama administration might defer raising taxes on the top 5 percent of U.S. wage earners.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is expected to pick up the backing of the top African-American in Congress in his bid to be the Democratic presidential nominee.