By Sean Lengell | 11/03/13 04:53 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is not backing down down on a threat to hold up all White House nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, appear before Congress. "I'm not trying to solve a crime. I'm...
By Sean Lengell | 11/03/13 01:28 PM
Senate intelligence panel Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said she wants a full review of National Security Agency spy operations in light of the global furor over accusations the agency eavesdropped on key European leaders. The California Democrat told CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday she will work...
By Sean Lengell | 11/03/13 12:33 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said her efforts to ban sales of assault weapons likely will go nowhere because "gun people" have too much control over Congress. When asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday if she thought legislation to ban assault weapons like the one used during a fatal shooting spree...
By Sean Lengell | 11/01/13 05:17 AM
National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander is operating in the one spot spies loathe more than anything: the limelight. Yet thanks to the recent furor over accusations that his agency eavesdropped on key European leaders, that's exactly where the four-star general is trapped....
By Sean Lengell | 10/31/13 04:42 PM
Senate Republicans led a successful charge Thursday to reject two key White House nominees, ramping up a longstanding feud over nominations between President Obama and the GOP.
By Sean Lengell | 10/31/13 06:31 AM
After a year-plus delay, House and Senate negotiators finally met Wednesday to begin hammering out a five-year "farm bill" that would set the nation's agricultural policies and fund the food stamp program.
By Sean Lengell | 10/30/13 02:27 PM
A new bipartisan negotiating committee tasked with hammering out a federal budget before the current deal expires in January pledged during its first public meeting Wednesday to find common ground. But after a nasty partisan budget fight that led to a16-day partial government shutdown,...
By Sean Lengell | 10/29/13 07:14 PM
National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. has a history of spying on foreign leaders and suspects those countries are eavesdropping on U.S. officials as well. Clapper said in his 50 years in the spy business that it's "kind of a basic tenet" for the U.S. to...
By Sean Lengell | 10/29/13 01:47 PM
The architects of Obamacare predicted some Americans would be dropped from their health care plans over the law despite repeated promises that no one would lose coverage, the No. 2 House Democrat said Tuesday. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland added that the Obama administration and...
By Sean Lengell | 10/29/13 11:17 AM
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday called for a "fix" of Obamacare but stopped short of demanding an immediate repeal of the health care law, something many of his fellow Republicans still are pushing for.
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