POLL: Mich. voters don't want electoral changes
December 18, 2014 6:46 pm
The old, and some would say antiquated, presidential electoral college system is under scrutiny in Michigan.
GOP lawmakers to challenge Obama on Cuba
December 17, 2014 11:42 pm
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio led a chorus of GOP lawmakers Wednesday who plan to challenge Obama on changes to U.S.-Cuba relations.
Jeb Bush exploring 2016 bid for presidency
December 16, 2014 12:10 pm
The former Florida governor and brother of the last President Bush announced he will "actively explore the possibility of running" for president.
Surgeon general vote was risky for some Dems
December 15, 2014 11:11 pm
In the last two years, more Americans have begun supporting looser gun laws. And that's partly why Vivek Murthy had such a long wait for confirmation.
Senate confirms surgeon general
December 15, 2014 7:04 pm
The surgeon general was selected by the president almost a year ago, but unease over his opposition to weak gun laws delayed confirmation.
Congress quietly rolls back Wall Street reforms
December 14, 2014 4:50 pm
Citigroup wrote a bill, and a House Republican tucked it into the must-pass spending bill. Then President Obama and JPMorgan's CEO made a few calls.
Congress blocks D.C. pot legalization
December 13, 2014 7:31 pm
The budget bill passed by Congress has some buried language meant to stem marijuana legalization in the nation's capital, but a loophole may save it.
Thousands at D.C. rally demand 'Justice For All'
December 13, 2014 5:29 pm
Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of marchers to the National Mall to protest discrimination, but some younger protesters want a change in strategy.
Russia poised to retaliate over sanctions
December 13, 2014 8:11 am
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have approved a new round of sanctions against Russia. Moscow warned it will "react" if President Obama signs the bill.
Judge restricts St. Louis police use of tear gas
December 12, 2014 6:32 pm
A federal judge ordered new guidelines for when and how St. Louis police can use tear gas, saying police treated peaceful protesters like criminals.
Rep. John Dingell admitted to D.C. hopsital
December 13, 2014 12:57 pm
U.S. Representative John Dingell has been admitted to the George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. as a precaution, according to his office.
WATCH: Sen. Carl Levin's emotional final speech
December 12, 2014 11:16 am
U.S. Senator Carl Levin made his farewell address to the Senate Friday morning on the Senate floor.
House averts shutdown, passes spending bill
December 11, 2014 10:30 pm
A last-minute spending bill to avoid a government shutdown passed the House 219-206 Thursday. The Senate now has two days to pass the bill.
CIA director addresses Senate 'torture' report
December 11, 2014 7:01 pm
CIA Director John Brennan appeared before reporters Thursday to address the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush-era interrogation tactics.
Dick Cheney has no regrets
December 10, 2014 10:09 pm
The left is eager to make Dick Cheney the face of the CIA's extreme tactics. And the former vice president is happy to play the role.