By Tim Mak | 12/19/13 01:39 PM
The White House announced its support for the Pentagon's annual policy legislation Thursday, shortly before the Senate prepares to pass it. Citing a provision that would loosen restrictions on transferring detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, as well as another that would reform the military...
By Tim Mak | 12/18/13 06:31 PM
A White House panel investigating the federal government's surveillance programs recommended in a report released Wednesday that new restrictions be placed on the National Security Agency's ability to monitor Americans, though the group did not propose dismantling those controversial spy...
By Tim Mak | 12/16/13 06:37 AM
The House has already left town for the holiday recess, and so all eyes will turn this week to the Senate, which must pass a budget compromise and other critical legislation before leaving town as well.
By Susan Crabtree and Tim Mak | 12/15/13 01:16 PM
Karl Pierson, the suspected gunman, badly wounded a fellow student then shot himself to death at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver Friday. Police say he may have been retaliating for bullying and for being kicked off the debate team months ago.
By Tim Mak | 12/15/13 12:02 PM
Following House Speaker John Boehner's chiding of conservative outside groups, Rep. Paul Ryan on Sunday praised the groups as "indispensable" and a "valuable ... part of our conservative family." Ryan suggested that criticism of those groups be kept private, arguing that he prefers to keep...
By Tim Mak | 12/12/13 07:12 PM
The House passed the Pentagon's annual policy legislation this evening with a resounding bipartisan vote, leaving it up to the Senate to finish the job next week. With the Senate having run out of time to debate and amend their version of the National Defense Authorization Act, lawmakers and...
By Tim Mak | 12/10/13 04:25 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to skeptical members of Congress on Tuesday to hold off on imposing new economic sanctions on Iran for at least six months while the Obama administration continues nuclear negotiations with Tehran. "Six months will fly by so fast, my friends," Kerry said,...
By Tim Mak | 12/09/13 06:58 PM
The Senate approved a 10-year extension of a ban on plastic guns Monday, but chose not to adopt Sen. Chuck Schumer's proposal to tighten rules on guns created with 3-D printers. "Science fiction has become a reality," the New York Democrat said of the evolving technology of 3-D printers, which...
By Tim Mak | 12/09/13 06:41 PM
Republicans and Democrats working out the Pentagon's annual policy bill said Monday that they had reached an agreement on a stripped-down version of the bill over the Thanksgiving recess and presented it to their colleagues with one message: Take it or leave it. Leaders on the House and Senate...
By Tim Mak | 12/09/13 02:16 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's office announced Monday that the senator, who is still recovering from a 2012 stroke, underwent surgery to remove his gall bladder. Kirk, R-Ill., went to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Illinois on Saturday with stomach pains. Doctors determined he had gall stones and on...
By Tim Mak | 12/06/13 11:43 AM
Elizabeth Warren has said repeatedly that she isn't running for president in 2016. But fellow Democrats apparently don't hear her. Progressives hoping to pull the Democratic Party further to the left still see Warren as a potential standard-bearer for their cause.
By Tim Mak | 12/05/13 05:03 PM
The National Rifle Association indicated its support for the renewal of a law prohibiting hard-to-detect firearms, but made clear its opposition to expanding the law to cover "new technologies" like 3-D printed guns.
By Tim Mak | 12/03/13 04:12 PM
With the national ban on plastic guns set to expire in a matter of days, the House on Tuesday approved a 10-year extension of the ban while Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pressed for a new provision that would directly target 3-D printed plastic guns. First passed in 1988, the Undetectable...
By Tim Mak | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
The 25-year-old law banning the manufacture of guns not easily screened by metal detectors will expire Dec. 9, a deadline that holds new urgency for lawmakers concerned about the development of 3-D printing technology and the printing of plastic guns.
By Tim Mak | 11/25/13 08:02 AM
Zakheim sat down with the Washington Examiner to talk about the stalled defense authorization bill, his time on the Romney campaign, “entering the family business” of defense policy, and what’s next for the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
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