| Jun 7, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Dennis Hastert's former House colleagues say the emergence of sexual abuse allegations against him has been jarring, at odds with a reason they anointed him speaker in the late 1990s — his squeaky-clean reputation.
Former Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.,...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 4:53 PM
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A high school friend of Stephen Reinboldt, the man whose family says was sexually abused by former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert, says he was "the nicest, kindest soul."
Pam Snell was a cheerleader when Reinboldt was the equipment...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Investigative reporter Gerald Posner may be best known for "Case Closed," his book about John F. Kennedy's assassination. But Posner is gaining attention for his latest book, "God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican."
That topic makes...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Since President Obama asked Congress in February for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force against Islamic State, the proposal has been under attack by hawkish members of Congress. “My goal is to do no harm to the war effort,” Sen....
| Sep 12, 2014
For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Barack Obama wasn't tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic vision and demand that he do more.
Sens. John McCain, R-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Georgia voters Tuesday chose a millionaire from a political family, David Perdue, over longtime congressman Jack Kingston as the Republican nominee for an open Senate seat, ending a bruising primary fight that may have roughed up the party's prospects...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Obama wasn't tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic vision and demand that he do more.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.)...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — By approving a government spending bill that would halt money for President Obama's healthcare law, the House on Friday provoked a confrontation with the Senate, which is likely to engage in a contentious debate leaving little time to...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Incumbent Republicans appeared poised to cruise to victory in key primary elections Tuesday, offering fresh evidence that the party’s establishment wing has successfully neutralized outside conservative groups that have vexed congressional leaders...