The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans voting in favor.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald is apologizing for falsely claiming he was part of the military's elite Special Forces. The question is whether retired Special Forces members will consider his offense trivial.
At this point, it seems unlikely that the pipeline will be approved before President Obama leaves office. Any congressional action will be blocked by a presidential veto, and the executive branch is likely to continue dragging its feet on the matter.
Conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly may have found an unlikely ally in left-leaning satirical news host Jon Stewart – well, sort of.
President Obama evoked Harry Truman's description of the presidency as an 'enlarged governorship' during a dinner with the National Governors Association. More than a few attendees are likely hoping to prove the adage right.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dodged questions about President Obama's love for America. The right move?
It’s nearly impossible to find a supermajority to challenge unilateral executive actions that fall within the previously accepted scope of executive authority.
This week, the New Jersey governor’s chances of sitting in the Oval Office seem to be riding a down elevator. What's behind the slide?
Mother Jones accused Bill O'Reilly of exaggerating his experience reporting from combat zones in an article published Thursday. The Fox News host has dismissed the claim, calling the author a 'liar' and a 'guttersnipe.'
'Brinkmanship,' a staple in the cold-war lexicon, is back in vogue on Capitol Hill. It's now used to describe not just a political game of chicken, but also as a synonym for overall governmental conflict-induced dysfunction.
Condoleezza Rice may top the list of prospects for the US Senate in a new poll, but that doesn't mean she can win in the sixth bluest state in the nation, especially once her role in the Iraq war resurfaces in a rough-and-tumble campaign.
The conservative group ForAmerica suggested that a Clinton campaign could use footage of Bush thanking Clinton 'to blunt any criticism that Bush levels against her.'