| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:14 PM
KILLEEN, Texas — Beyond the mystifying question of why a person goes on a rampage to kill innocent people, residents of this military town have to deal with an even more vexing one: Why does it keep happening to them?
"There's a psychological toll...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:22 PM
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John Cornyn joined top Cook County law enforcement officials to endorse a Senate bill intended to target the Internet sex trade.
The Republicans met with Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Sheriff Tom Dart in Kirk'...
| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts.
In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Friday approved a government-funding bill stripped of a Republican-backed provision to block money for President Obama’s healthcare law, sending the bill back to the GOP-led House with just days left before a possible...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz is a true GOP dilemma.
And he's not going away anytime soon. Cruz zealously poked his own party while shaping his image as a politician able to jabber almost nonstop for 21 hours while accomplishing nothing of congressional value. That's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristically forceful tone, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday lambasted the conservative advocacy groups that helped bring his party to power, saying their opposition to a bipartisan budget proposal amounted to an...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over?
That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown, by swallowing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:25 PM
HOUSTON -- Tuesday’s Texas primary will test the staying power of longtime Republican Sen. John Cornyn against a tea party challenge and the prospects for a fourth-generation politician and first-time candidate, George P. Bush.
The Texas races...