Washington — House Republicans and the head of Planned Parenthood faced off at a hearing Tuesday where the group’s staff was criticized for “exorbitant” spending on travel, lavish “blowout” parties and celebrity guests, and its federal funding was questioned.
During a heated Congressional hearing Tuesday looking into federal funding of Planned Parenthood, President Cecile Richards defended her organization from repeated and sharp attacks from incensed Republicans.
For the first time since surreptitious videos put Planned Parenthood in the spotlight again, the organization's president, Cecile Richards, faced the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Members of Congress had a big decision to make when it came to Pope Francis’ speech Thursday: who to invite.
Representatives had 50 tickets to give for viewing the address on the Capitol lawn and Senators had 200, but each member of Congress had just one extra ticket for seating in the Gallery.
Warren — President Barack Obama urged the nation to boost investments in community college and apprenticeships Thursday at an appearance in Michigan -- even as incomes lag and many blue collar workers are still struggling.
With his plan for two years of free community college stalled in Congress, President Barack Obama is trying to put more oomph behind state and local programs that provide what he's been unable to offer nationally.
The UAW International Union held its annual Labor Day Parade to honor union workers across the metro Detroit area.
Thousands of union members and supporters on Monday walked, banged drums, chanted songs, and drove semi-trucks emblazoned with phrases like "Buy American" in a show of solidarity during Detroit's Labor Day parade as they attempted to send a message that unions are here to stay despite their shrinking membership rolls and Michigan's "right-to-work" law.
Devin Scillian returned from Cuba for this week's episode of Flashpoint. He was joined by Congress members Mike Bishop (R - Rochester) and Brenda Lawrence (D - Southfield) to talk about some of the biggest issues on Capitol Hill.
Washington — Sen. Debbie Stabenow said Monday she will back an Obama administration deal aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon as the White House works to convince the final half-dozen Democrats to uphold the deal.