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  • Lois Lerner called Republicans "crazies" in email

    30 July 2014, 4:41 pm

    The former IRS official at the heart of the tea party targeting scandal made disparaging remarks about Republicans, according to newly released emails
  • Obama may consider deferring deportation for millions

    30 July 2014, 4:27 pm

    The White House is reportedly weighing executive actions the president could take
  • Hillary Clinton: Malaysia Airlines shoot-down was "terrorism"

    30 July 2014, 4:25 pm

    Former secretary of state condemns militants causing unrest in Ukraine, talks U.S. relationship with Russia and conflict in Gaza
  • Republican senators block tax hike on firms moving abroad

    30 July 2014, 4:15 pm

    The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country
  • Bipartisan senators roll out stronger bill to limit NSA surveillance

    30 July 2014, 3:34 pm

    Bill to end bulk collection of phone metadata goes further than the bill passed in the House
  • Today's 2014 Senate races, tomorrow's 2016 presidential battlegrounds

    30 July 2014, 2:35 pm

    While many competitive Senate races this year are in reliably conservative states, North Carolina, Colorado, and Iowa are exceptions
  • Obama enjoys some BBQ in Kansas City

    30 July 2014, 2:15 pm

    President Obama stopped by a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri to dine with some Americans who sent him letters.
  • GOP demand for IRS special counsel faces long odds

    29 July 2014, 11:34 pm

    Are Congress' hands tied in their effort to get an independent prosecutor appointed?
  • House panel condemns Obama for Bergdahl prisoner swap

    29 July 2014, 8:59 pm

    A divided House committee voted to condemn the president for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
  • Obama: Conflict with Russia "not a new Cold War"

    29 July 2014, 8:27 pm

    President Obama announced that the United States is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy as a consequence for Russia’s continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.
  • "It's not a new Cold War"

    29 July 2014, 8:25 pm

    Obama, expanding sanctions with a "bigger bite" against Russia, says the penalties are a direct reaction to its actions, not an escalation toward a new Cold War
  • Obama announces expanded sanctions on Russia, with European support

    29 July 2014, 8:21 pm

    President Obama announced the United States is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy as a consequence for Russia’s continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.
  • Republicans offer much less cash to deal with border crisis

    29 July 2014, 7:28 pm

    The amount the House GOP is proposing falls far short of the $3.7 billion requested by President Obama
  • U.S. negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

    29 July 2014, 5:20 pm

    The president's chief nuclear negotiator gave no deadline for a deal with Iran to stop it from developing nuclear weapons
  • Bob McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

    29 July 2014, 5:14 pm

    The former Procter & Gamble executive will face serious challenges and high expectations as he tries to reform the embattled agency
  • Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife had "crush" on businessman: Lawyer

    29 July 2014, 5:01 pm

    During their corruption trial, Maureen McDonnell's attorney says she was "duped" by the businessman who gave the McDonnell's gifts and cash
  • House Benghazi committee to meet with victims' families

    29 July 2014, 4:31 pm

    Bipartisan committee investigating the 2012 attack are meeting with family members of the four American victims
  • Super PAC "to end all super PACs" opposes Scott Brown in New Hampshire

    29 July 2014, 3:36 pm

    Group with novel approach to campaign finance reform says the Republican Senate candidate embraces special interest funding
  • John Boehner: "We have no plans to impeach the president"

    29 July 2014, 3:09 pm

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, slammed Democrats for suggesting his caucus would impeach the president, calling it "a scam" started by the White House.
  • Texas congressman saves boy choking on chicken nugget

    29 July 2014, 3:03 pm

    Rep. Pete Gallego helped a three-year-old on a flight from Dallas to San Antonio

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