• In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Broad bipartisan majority for new spending on border security bodes well for broader reform effort.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 24, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT
  • Vice President Joe Biden gestures to members of Congress in the audience as he speaks about gun violence, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

    Vice President insists the Obama administration will advance background checks and that gun control is alive and well.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 18, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT
  • President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, where he announced the nominations of, from left, Robert Wilkins, Cornelia Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millet, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

    Three nominees for the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. tee up another battle with congressional Republicans.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 04, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT
  • In this May 20, 2013 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, confers with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as the Senate Judiciary Committee assembled to work on a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Influential chair of the House Judiciary Committee says bipartisan draft out of the Senate "falls far short" of what is called for.

    LAST UPDATE : May 22, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT