Politics

Darrell Issa Still Doggedly Sniffing for Benghazi Scandal

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is still chasing the question of whether U.S. military personnel were told to stand down during the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.


Calif. Senate Removes Indicted Lawmakers

The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three Democrats who face criminal charges, after the latest lawmaker to be hauled into court refused to step down.


Mike Rogers Quitting Congress to Run Radio Show

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced he won't run for re-election this year.


Christie Exonerates Himself, Feds Not so Sure

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning to take questions from reporters Friday afternoon, a day after a lawyer hired by his office issued a report clearing him of any wrongdoing in lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.


GOP Govs Line Up Behind Adelson

Three GOP governors who weren't invited to casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's political gathering in Las Vegas this week are nonetheless trumpeting their agreement with him to quash Internet gambling.


Rand Paul Turns to GOP Old Guard for Help in 2016

Despite a civil war within the GOP, Tea Party darling Rand Paul is courting establishment Republicans in his bid to take the radical right into the White House.


Maduro Accepts Terms for Peace Talks

Colombian President Santos says Venezuela's socialist administration has accepted the opposition's conditions for dialogue.


Congress Hopes to Give Medicare Doctors a Break

The House on Thursday approved a reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in doctor payments from Medicare, and the Senate hopes to pass the bill before Monday's deadline.


Senators Want to Chop Russian Helicopter Deal

A group of senators called on President Obama Thursday to ax the rest of a $1 billion contract to buy helicopters from Russia for the Afghan air force.


Senate OKs Contreras-Sweet to Head SBA

The Senate easily approved President Obama's choice of Maria Contreras-Sweet, who founded a Hispanic-owned bank in Los Angeles, to head the Small Business Administration.


GOP Hopefuls Bank on Vegas High Roller

GOP presidential hopefuls are gathering in Las Vegas to court casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the right's super donor, in what is being touted as the Sheldon primary.


Al-Qaida Verdict a Victory for Civil Courts

A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to say terror suspects will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.


NSA Spying Puts Ordinary Citizens at Risk

Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks."


Millions May Get More Time to Sign up for Health Care

Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under the federal health care law, allowing the Obama administration to boost sign-ups and the raise political fortunes of Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.


Calif. State Senator Yee Indicted For Public Corruption

Leland Yee, a Democratic California State Senator, was indicated in a major FBI public corruption case on Wednesday.


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