National Politics

National Politics

What the 114th Congress did and didn't do

Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3.

Videos

Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

President Barack Obama marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree on Dec. 1, 2016, with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated. The lighting ceremony tradition began in 1923 and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House fence.
The Associated Press
Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time 0:37

Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

Yes you cran: President Obama's final Thanksgiving jokes 3:54

Yes you cran: President Obama's final Thanksgiving jokes

President-elect Trump shares an update on the White House transition and his policy plans 2:38

President-elect Trump shares an update on the White House transition and his policy plans

Obama on Trump: 'Reality will force him to adjust' 1:37

Obama on Trump: 'Reality will force him to adjust'