By Sean Lengell | 03/10/14 08:13 PM
The Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday evening designed to curb sexual assault in the military, including ending the longstanding "good soldier" defense used to raise doubts that a crime has been committed. The bill, which passed 97-0 in rare show of bipartisan unanimity, also would...
By Zack Colman | 03/10/14 06:52 PM
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., will attempt to tie a provision requiring the Energy Department to approve natural gas exports to NATO countries and Ukraine to the Ukrainian aid package being considered Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Barrasso's move comes as Republicans, some...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 02:38 PM
The State Department on Monday said it was “still awaiting” a Russian response to the Obama administration's demands that it withdraw troops from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and stop promoting a referendum on seceding in the territory.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 01:59 PM
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Monday said the U.S. government is “setting fire to the future of the Internet" and encouraged tech enthusiasts at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, to fight back, calling them “firefighters.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 01:56 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said that “no one” was preparing for the upcoming G-8 summit in Russia and that it would be “hard to imagine” the meeting being held without further planning. The group's members have stopped their preparations for the summit, scheduled...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 12:52 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said that the U.S. would not view a referendum in Crimea to leave Ukraine and join Russia as “legitimate.” Asked if the U.S. would be able to prevent the pro-Russian government in Crimea from holding the vote, Carney told reporters that he...
By Sean Lengell | 03/10/14 12:29 PM
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a Northern Virginia congregation that left the denomination in a dispute over gay rights. Justices let stand the Virginia Supreme Court decision that the Falls Church, a suburban Washington parish that...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/10/14 12:24 PM
Hoping to counter hundreds of thousands of dollars in negative-ad spending in Alaska by the conservative group Americans For Prosperity, Sen. Mark Begich's re-election campaign will air its first television advertisement of the midterm election cycle.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 11:49 AM
Americans back Obama's handling of the crisis in Ukraine by a slight margin, according to a new CNN poll released Monday.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 10:49 AM
A Fox News reporter was told by Enroll America that “there was no truth” to a tip that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was fundraising for the group, ending an early investigation into her activities. Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner through a Freedom of...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 10:25 AM
President Obama on Sunday evening spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the crisis in Ukraine, and assured him that he was focused on finding a “peaceful resolution.”
By Brian Hughes | 03/10/14 08:46 AM
President Obama this week will devote his attention to the escalating crisis in Crimea, hosting Ukraine's interim prime minister at the White House in the U.S. government's highest-profile endorsement of the country's nascent leadership.
By Joseph Lawler | 03/10/14 08:31 AM
After a big week for economic policy that began with the president unveiling his budget proposal and ended with a better-than-expected jobs report, this week will be a little slower. But there's still plenty happening. On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the freshman from Florida and one of the GOP's...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/10/14 05:34 AM
The House this week will vote on legislation that takes aim at President Obama's executive actions, while the Senate could make another attempt to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. Congress will also weigh in on Russia's move into Crimea. The House returns to...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/10/14 05:29 AM
By initiating the tapering of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program, former chairman Ben Bernanke left office knowing he had set in motion the process that would ultimately wind down the Federal Reserve's massive balance sheet and return to more normal times. But the taper won’t...
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