| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a sweeping must-pass defense spending bill Wednesday that included a provision to toughen prosecutions of military sexual assaults, although victims' advocates complained the protections did not go far enough....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.
| Jan 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran, to be Defense secretary, officials said, setting up a confirmation battle with lawmakers and interest groups critical of Hagel's views on Israel and...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:09 AM
The American defense community stands at a crossroads. The need to trim the defense budget, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently put it, is a "matter of simple arithmetic and political reality." Meanwhile, this year's defense authorization bill,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday.
Durbin’s re-election bid alleviates any concerns...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:41 AM
HSBC Holdings, accused in a Senate report this week of exposing the U.S. financial system to illegal funds from Saudi Arabian terrorists, Mexican drug cartels and rogue regimes in North Korea and Cuba, will send a lineup of executives Tuesday to face a...
| May 11, 2011
Osama Bin Laden's death photos will be viewed by members of the House and the Senate but Harry Reid said he didn't want to see them...
| Jun 23, 2011
General David Petraeus acknowledges differences with the president and vows to obey the commander-in-chief's decision....
| Feb 16, 2012
Senior U.S. intelligence officials offered a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan in testimony to Congress on Thursday, an assessment they acknowledged was more pessimistic than that of the military commanders in charge....
| May 27, 2012
The treason conviction and 33-year prison sentence given the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama bin Laden last year has outraged U.S. leaders who see Shakeel Afridi as a hero in their campaign against terrorism. A Senate panel voted to slash...