| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— In a mounting confrontation with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking. The panel neared a vote on citing Attorney General Eric...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Here’s basically what happened: I was at a 4th of July party well on my way to having a great time, when I somehow found myself in an argument about Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion in health care reform with a few young doctors who I felt had...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials faced punishment Wednesday after a long-awaited report on the botched gun probe known as "Operation Fast and Furious."
That probe and a...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 9:11 AM
The GOP-led House passed a tamer version of a sweeping ethics bill that would ban lawmakers' insider trading for personal gain, setting up a showdown with the Senate, which approved a stricter version.
The legislation is the most ambitious effort in...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa - Midwest ranchers have never been enamored with environmental regulators, but they really began to complain after learning federal inspectors were flying over their land to look for problems.
The Environmental Protection Agency flies...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:06 AM
DENVER (AP) — The newly shaped Republican presidential ticket is fighting growing pains amid charges from President Barack Obama's re-election team that challenger Mitt Romney favors his new running mate's controversial plans to overhaul Medicare...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:30 AM
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett released the following statement today:
"The U.S. Senate today passed with broad bipartisan support a bill cosponsored by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, along with senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to crack...
| Apr 19, 2012
If there's one special talent of Republicans, it's turning a nothing issue into a raging controversy. They've done it before: with Van Jones, ACORN, and Obama's birth certificate.
And they did it again with Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney....
| May 2, 2012
| 5:06 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— The widening Secret Service prostitution scandal has touched off a delicate dance in Washington.
People are loath to criticize an agency whose employees are trained to take a bullet for the people they protect. Members of Congress...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no risk to President Barack Obama as a result of a prostitution scandal at a Colombia hotel that involved a dozen Secret Service officers, Homeland Security Janet Napolitano told a Senate panel Wednesday.