Congress is beset by partisanship that has made it virtually impossible to get much done. But the ABLE ACT, which passed at the end of the last Congress and helps children with disabilities, could serve as a model.
The White House said it had not seen any corroborative evidence. Western experts were highly skeptical of the IS claim that hostage Kayla Mueller had been killed by the weapons of a US ally.
The same week that Brian Williams recanted his story about being in a helicopter when it was downed by enemy fire, questions have arisen regarding claims the NBC new anchor made during interviews about his coverage of hurricane Katrina. Is he facing a tipping point?
Democrats need to proceed carefully here because a full-on boycott of Netanyahu’s speech risks alienating an important constituency group in the Democratic Party.
Congress is ineffective by design and has been rendered much more so by the imposition of a parliamentary style of lockstep partisan voting upon a system that’s supposed to force cross-cutting compromise.
It’s possible that President Obama knew his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast would blow some of his opponents' stacks; it’s possible he’s surprised by the controversy. But controversy there is, manufactured or genuine.
The federal budget for fiscal year 2016, whose drafting Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan supervised, projects federal debt next year will total $18.6 trillion. Speaking at a Monitor breakfast, Donovan said, 'We are dealing with ... the pig in the python.'
Brian Williams has admitted that his story of being in a helicopter shot down in Iraq is not true. It's a blow to his credibility, but the nature of network news has been evolving.
'Not The Onion' is a way to flag a political article or assertion considered so unbelievable that it just had to come from the satiric publication.
Rep. Aaron Schock has decorated his office with a 'Downton Abbey' theme. Yes, there are pheasant feathers. Yes, there are calls for an inquiry.
Jordan's King Abdullah reportedly told United States lawmakers that he intended to fight the Islamic State like Clint Eastwood's character fought in 'Unforgiven.' But the US might have misgivings about that.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that Beyoncé is 'mental poison.' He's leading the polls in Iowa, where 40 percent of likely GOP caucus attendees say that this view of her is 'about right.'
Sen. John McCain is up for reelection in 2016. The new president of the conservative Club for Growth, David McIntosh, told a Monitor breakfast Tuesday the club will 'watch carefully' for primary potential.
A new poll shows Hillary Clinton ahead of potential Republican rivals in three critical swing states: Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Why that doesn't mean much at this point in the 2016 presidential race.