| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:49 PM
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.
"I believe she's not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say:
Chag Sameach. What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America. Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today.
I want to...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Two of the Republican Party's top White House hopefuls clashed sharply Friday over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, a harbinger of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party's 2016 presidential primaries.
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...