| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama won re-election in part by beating up on his opponent for receiving big corporate payouts in exchange for dubious work and for socking away money in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands.
So it's a bit, well, rich that...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- The morning after the Boston Marathon bombings, Ben Cardin, the first speaker on the Senate floor after leaders opened the day's session, marked the national crisis with some heartfelt thoughts on … school libraries.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Friday the bombings in Boston raise questions about gaps in the U.S. immigration system, but a Democratic senator rejected such a connection and cautioned against conflating the Boston events with a new...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try.
In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:14 PM
NACO, Ariz. -- This week's fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the wounding of another in Arizona was likely the result of friendly fire, the FBI said late Friday.
"While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON -- "Don't get squishy because time has passed," President Obama told members of Congress.
But they already have.
"Now is the time," the president said.
But the time was actually three months ago.
Obama made an impassioned bid last...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning where he had spent 30 years representing Pennsylvania before losing in the Democratic primary last year. Now from his view on the outside looking in, Specter said Pennsylvania will......
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:26 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called a botched gun-tracking scheme hatched by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the Southwest border “flawed in its concept, and flawed in its execution” in testimony...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Salon's Steve Kornacki identifies the cynicsm and dishonesty behind the Republicans' vehement opposition to insurance mandates: Romney’s approach has been to play dumb, pretending to be baffled by suggestions that his Massachusetts law and Obama...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Moammar Kadafi: Jon Stewart baffled by Republican reactions to the death of Moammar Kadafi...