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  • Congress faces another risk of Homeland Security funding shutdown

    2 March 2015, 3:00 pm

    With no political solution in sight, Congress faces another deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security by midnight Friday -- a do-over of last week's bitter battle as Republicans try to stop President Obama's immigration plans.
  • Boehner, GOP vow continued immigration fight over Homeland Security funds

    1 March 2015, 4:47 pm

    House Republican leaders flooded the Sunday TV talk shows, seeking to battle widespread criticism after an internal revolt by the party's most conservative wing nearly cut off funding Friday for the agencies that protect the nation's borders, ports, airports…
  • Kerry seeks to tamp down controversy over Benjamin Netanyahu's visit

    1 March 2015, 4:09 pm

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry sought Sunday to tamp down the controversy over Israel's prime minister's plan to address Congress this week on U.S. negotiations with Iran, saying the administration does not want to see Benjamin Netanyahu's visit tuned into a…
  • Sen. Rand Paul wins conservative CPAC straw poll - again

    28 February 2015, 6:31 pm

    Sen. Rand Paul was the top choice of conservatives in a straw poll for potential Republican presidential contenders at an annual conservative conference near Washington.
  • Congress passes one-week Homeland Security funding bill, Obama signs it

    28 February 2015, 12:03 am

    Congress approved a stopgap measure late Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded for another week -- averting a crisis just before money was set to run out at midnight, but setting up a new standoff as conservatives press their fight over…
  • Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'

    27 February 2015, 10:48 pm

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his credentials as a “reform-minded conservative” Friday, even as he held firm to positions that threaten to undermine his standing with party activists, telling skeptics that he hoped to be their “second choice”…
  • Congressional Republicans continue to fight over Homeland Security funds

    26 February 2015, 6:49 pm

    With money for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out at midnight Friday, Republican leaders in Congress struggled to convince their followers to fund the huge department now and fight President Obama's immigration policies later.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz seeks role of 'disruptive app'; some colleagues would hit delete

    26 February 2015, 4:06 pm

    On a gray wintry day outside the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood on the grassy East Lawn and denounced President Obama’s plan to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
  • Carly Fiorina, eyeing 2016, reboots, takes aim at Hillary Clinton at CPAC

    26 February 2015, 3:47 pm

    Technology mogul Carly Fiorina muscled her way into the crowded field of Republicans positioning for a 2016 White House bid with a blistering attack Thursday on Hillary Rodham Clinton and an appeal to Republicans to consider nominating a woman.
  • Americans have more positive view of Democrats, trust GOP on issues

    26 February 2015, 2:41 pm

    As the two political parties begin to gear up for next year’s presidential election, the public has a more positive general image of the Democrats but trust Republicans more on specifics, a newly released survey shows.

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