White House fence-jumper incident sparked outrage across party lines, as the House Oversight Committee grilled Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on the ease with which White House defenses were breached.
After fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez made it inside the White House before being arrested, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is scheduling a rare recess hearing next Tuesday on the Secret Service and its practices.
Donald Trump is being roundly mocked for tweeting that GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell should be next Speaker ... of the House, a job currently held by fellow Republican Rep. John Boehner.
Some don't like how President Obama handled a question about the Islamic State during a '60 Minutes' interview. Some think he threw his Director of National Intelligence under a bus.
House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that President Obama might have to send in ground troops against the Islamic State because they're 'barbarians.'
For the White House, lining up a Holder successor in a few weeks, before the new Congress takes over, would be moving pretty fast. As of Friday, there did not appear to be any real front-runner for the post.
The conventional assumption that former Governor Romney will simply fade away into private life is wrong, writes the well-connected Byron York. Why might Republicans want Romney to run again?
After Omar Gonzalez, a veteran carrying a small knife in his pocket, made it inside the unlocked White House door, executive branch officials are considering extra measures to beef up White House security.
Biden capped off a week full of unfortunate word choices Friday by reminiscing fondly about disgraced Sen. Bob Packwood ... at a Democratic Women's Leadership Forum.
Political DC is buzzing about a Politico story quoting critics who claims Democratic National Committee chair Wasserman Schultz put her own ambitions ahead of the party's. Are they looking for a scapegoat for Democrats' likely drubbing in the mid-terms, or is something else at work?
Republican strategist Rove notes that, to this point, Democrats have outraised and outspent Republicans on Senate races. Could money outweigh President Obama's poor approval ratings and greater enthusiasm among GOP voters?
Vice President Joe Biden has already apologized for one of the gaffes, but the other caused many pundits to characterize him as the nation’s slightly dotty uncle, somebody who will say whatever pops into his head.
A new poll shows Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst up 6 points in Iowa. The state would be a huge pickup for Republicans eager to take control of the Senate.
Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor asked to have his name taken off the ballot, likely damaging prospects for Sen. Pat Roberts to hold his seat. The Kansas Supreme Court decides the issue this week.
A funny thing happened on the way to 'majority leader Mitch McConnell.' In the past few days, a number of the major election forecasting models have lurched back toward the Democrats.
A new poll puts Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown in a dead heat in New Hampshire. But other polls suggest Senator Shaheen might still have a thin lead.