In his 2012 budget, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) spared the Pentagon from huge budget cuts in the years ahead. Sen. John McCain says he mostly agrees with that decision.
In talking about the increasingly important role of social media, Sen. John McCain recounted his call for Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to step down.
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu discussed Japan's nuclear crisis, the clean-energy transition, and the future of nuclear power in the US at the Monitor breakfast April 1.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his first entertainment job since leaving office – an animated TV show in which The Governator will battle G.I.R.L.I.E. Men.
Some who are aligned with the tea party are calling for a partial government shutdown rather than agree to Democrats' proposed cuts. But Amy Kremer, a tea party leader, cautions about a shutdown.
The tea party movement is not yet on the same page over whether House Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor should be targeted in 2012 for not pushing harder on budget cuts.