At a press conference held by Senate Democrats on the Capitol steps, DC Mayor Vincent Gray walked up and made a personal appeal to Sen. Harry Reid to free the city's funds from the federal budget battle.
The House Republicans have nominated a new speaker. Nine term Republican congressman Paul Ryan will pick up where John Boehner left off if he's elected by the full House on Thursday. Ryan was the Republican vice president nominee for Mitt Romney's fa
House Speaker John Boehner says he thinks Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan "would make a great speaker" as he tries to move quickly to try to resolve the issue of who will succeed him. Boehner told fellow Republicans they'll meet next Wednesday to vote. (Oc