| May 8, 2015
| 12:18 PM
The White House Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Treasury today released 57 data standards.
Big deal? Well yes, actually, Sen. Mark Warner says.
They're a first step towards publishing standardized reporting of federal spending -- and...
| May 6, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.
It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 1:44 PM
When Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate this week as U.S. attorney general, she received 10 Republican votes -- many fewer than she should have received but more than were expected given the GOP majority’s recent hyper-partisanship....
| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, among the most outspoken opponents of Loretta Lynch becoming attorney general, made one last stand Thursday against her nomination in a morning floor speech.
And then he did something none of the 99 other senators were...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:17 PM
Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.
The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Putting Israel's interests before America's is something you might expect from Republican politicians these days, especially in recent years as Democratic President Obama has clashed with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But you may not...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 1:18 PM
Rand Paul is the Republican son of a longtime Republican House member, but let it never be said that he is not open-minded. In 2013, he confided to Sean Hannity, "I've been kind of disappointed, because honestly there were certain aspects of President...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON — If he runs for president as expected, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will have a political committee ready to raise and spend unlimited cash on his behalf.
Rubio is set to announce his 2016 campaign plans in a speech Monday at the...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:55 AM
Harry Reid on Friday became the third Senate Democrat to announce plans to retire in 2016. But notably for his party's chances of regaining the majority, his retirement is the first that clearly opens the door for a Republican pickup.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:46 PM
The potential damage from a Supreme Court ruling overturning insurance subsidies for low- and middle-income Americans in three dozen states has been thoroughly outlined--the loss of subsides by nearly 8 million people and the cratering of the insurance...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:43 AM
In the documentary "Mitt," which follows the titular Mitt Romney and his family through two presidential campaigns, the former Massachusetts governor gripes that nominees who lose "become a loser for life."
"Mike Dukakis, you know, he can't get a job...