Story | Apr 24, 2015 | 5:51 PM
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Story | Apr 27, 2015 | 3:20 PMWASHINGTON Civil liberties groups raised concerns Monday about reports that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, had called in 2013 for the CIA to hunt down and kill an American citizen who had become a top al-Qaida operative, rather than capturing him for trial.
Story | Apr 24, 2015 | 11:41 AM
Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage...
Story | Apr 23, 2015 | 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON Loretta Lynch survived a long and bitter battle Thursday as the Senate voted to confirm the North Carolina native as the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. attorney general. Lynch, whom President Barack Obama nominated last...
Story | Apr 23, 2015 | 12:21 AM
President Barack Obama's trade agenda narrowly passed an initial Senate test late Wednesday, but many fellow Democrats hope to trip him in the House. The Senate Finance Committee endorsed Obama's request for "fast track" legislation, which would renew...