| Jun 25, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Once a month, a group of staff members from the House and Senate intelligence committees drives across the Potomac River to CIA headquarters in Virginia, assembles in a secure room and begins the grim task of watching videos of the latest...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is the position of God subject to the confirmation process?
Does the Lord Almighty require the advice and consent of the Senate?
These are no longer abstract questions.
John Brennan may not be divine, but he plays God often as...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 9:33 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.
These lawmakers wasted little time...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- The nation is heading toward the "fiscal cliff," but have no fear: Mitt Romney is coming to the rescue -- of Marriott International Inc.
In his first public comments since election night, the defeated Republican presidential nominee issued...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:29 AM
As the so-called “fiscal cliff” nears, prominent Republicans have recently been making some noise about abandoning Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss, South Carolina’s...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Was the big loser of this month's election Grover Norquist? It's starting to look that way, as an increasing number of Republicans in the House and Senate are announcing that they could be willing to violate the pledges they signed at the behest of the...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- Maybe the fever is breaking. Maybe the delirium is lifting. Maybe Republicans are finally asking themselves: What were we thinking when we put an absurdly unrealistic pledge to a Washington lobbyist ahead of our duty to the American people?...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- As President Obama and Republicans in Congress approach the much-feared fiscal cliff of automatic deep budget cuts by year's end, his re-election victory may be his best trump card to get new revenue and avoid calamitous hemorrhaging to...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an act of terrorism committed by al Qaeda-linked militants.
That's according to U.S. Rep. Peter King of New...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:20 AM
FBI and CIA officials were to travel Wednesday to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee's chairman and its top Democratic member on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation that led up to it, according to a...