| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the first formal authorization for the Obama administration's 5-month-old military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
By a party-line 10-8 vote, the...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A top Republican on Sunday dismissed as “full of crap” a report by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee that largely absolves the Obama administration for its handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Four times, Alan Gross traveled to Cuba, lugging with him Internet equipment to connect the island's small Jewish community to the outside world. And four times, he completed his trips to the Caribbean island nation without a problem.
With each trip...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Twenty minutes before "All in the Family" was to debut on the East Coast, Norman Lear was threatening to walk out in protest over CBS censors' threats to remove one line from the show. On the latest episode of Variety's "PopPolitics," airing Thursdays...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Garry Trudeau says that if Republicans take back the Senate on Tuesday, it "would probably be good" for "Alpha House," the Amazon series he created about four GOP senators who share a Capitol Hill home.
"It would be a nice plot point for us," he says...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he doesn't have "as much optimism as I'd like to have" that a bill to address the flood of Central American children crossing into the U.S. will get through the GOP-controlled chamber before the end...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise.
Republicans said Wednesday they would not approve the money...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Battle lines hardened Thursday in Congress over how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts by Republicans — and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Can political partisans work together in a "Survivor"-style show?
That's the question asked by "Rival Survival," which forces Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., to work together on an uninhabited, isolated island for six days...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Political gridlock has spilled over into reality television, as Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (a Republican) and Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico (a Democrat) announced on Thursday that they are the stars of a new Discovery reality show in which they...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...