| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:19 PM
A Senate committee will expand its probe into the U.S. Secret Service this week following a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombiain advance of a recent trip by the president.
The Homeland Security Committee will send the Secret Service "some...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Unions and some lawmakers say the U.S. Postal Service's plans to close plants and post offices would turn customers away and hasten the service's downward spiral.
Now their campaign has been buoyed by revelations of a survey that the Postal Service...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate.
Ironically, Romney, the...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:39 PM
WASHINGTON -- Three Drug Enforcement Administration agents are under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, a congressional source confirms to CNN.
According to this source, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:04 PM
A Senate panel passed a bipartisan deal to save the U.S. Postal Service.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-to-1 to pass the deal, which buys out some employees, cuts worker compensation benefits for some retirees and...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:43 PM
PORTLAND, Maine -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ended what had been the worst week of his campaign with a quick one-two Saturday -- winning the Maine caucuses hours after placing first in a closely watched straw poll of conservative...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake.
In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
| Feb 7, 2009
President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, propelled by news of the biggest one-month loss of jobs in 35 years, hammered out a deal Friday evening that clears the way for Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus plan.
The compromise, the...
| Sep 2, 2009
Retired Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, who was known as the "Father of Aegis," the Navy's primary air-defense weapon system that revolutionized how the Navy performed air defense, has died. He was 83.
Meyer, who managed the development and early building of...
| Jan 27, 2008
To a crescendo of clicking cameras, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before a row of shimmering U.S. flags last March to make an announcement Americans had been waiting four months to hear.
November's elections had swept Democrats into power on a...
| Dec 19, 2007
Congressional Democrats' yearlong campaign to bring the war in Iraq to an end concluded with a whimper Tuesday as the Senate failed again to pass a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the conflict.
As they have all year, Senate Republicans...