| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at times emotional and fierce, insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state, collected pledges of support Thursday and testified at his confirmation hearing that U.S. foreign policy should be defined by a helping hand as well as...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- The new year has begun with an avalanche of Republican retrospectives: What went wrong? What must the GOP do?
In attempting to navigate my own thoughts, I keep bumping into advice my father gave me a long time ago: "Learn Spanish. You will...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” seems to have finally figured out how to fix our country's broken immigration system and provide a workable system for workers to legally perform important tasks on farms and ranches year round....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.
“I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain's and Sen. Charles Schumer's offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again.
The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived in court wearing a leather bracelet, not the gold-plated Rolex watch he bought with $43,350 in federal campaign cash.
The former congressman's head was bare, unadorned by the Michael Jackson fedora, purchased with...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:07 AM
The Sunday morning talk shows will find a lot to talk about in the Washington controversies over the IRS, the Department of Justice and the Benghazi attack.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer will talk to NBC's "Meet the Press," CNN's "State of the...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:18 PM
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| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal immigrants might face around a 10-year wait to become legal permanent U.S. residents under sweeping immigration overhaul legislation taking shape in the Senate, negotiators said Thursday. That's shorter than some current...