| Feb 10, 2013
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:36 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Washington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American.
Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:02 PM
It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to.
But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
In his final report to...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is the position of God subject to the confirmation process?
Does the Lord Almighty require the advice and consent of the Senate?
These are no longer abstract questions.
John Brennan may not be divine, but he plays God often as...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks.
But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Many Republicans, and Democrats, never thought the automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration would take effect. After all, they might produce dangerous, if unintended, consequences such as potentially bankrupting the U.S. health care...
| Jan 6, 2013
When it comes to serious, lasting budget constraints, our leaders in Washington have the escape talents of Houdini. The ominous approach of the fiscal cliff put Democrats in a position to extract a lot more revenue and Republicans to force real spending...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is beginning his third term in the U.S. Senate. Washington, D.C., is a far different place than it was when he was a freshman member of the U.S. House back in 1979.
Speaking Friday to the Realtor Association of Greater...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Benghazi attack will be the main topic this weekend on Sunday morning chat programs.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. They will discuss whether there was...