| Dec 22, 2010
| 7:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that members of the military will no longer be asked to lie, President Barack Obama fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday and signed a landmark law repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the armed services....
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:47 PM
NEW YORK -- A new terrorism warning system will provide the public with information on specific threats, replacing the color-coded alerts put in place after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday....
| May 21, 2012
| 6:39 PM
WASHINGTON -- Three Drug Enforcement Administration agents are under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, a congressional source confirms to CNN.
According to this source, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances."
Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 3:16 AM
Drugs for chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes would move through the Food and Drug Administration approval process more rapidly under a bipartisan bill Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will unveil Thursday.
The legislation, which will...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:43 PM
PORTLAND, Maine -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ended what had been the worst week of his campaign with a quick one-two Saturday -- winning the Maine caucuses hours after placing first in a closely watched straw poll of conservative...
| Jul 30, 2011
Ten Baltimore area post offices are at risk of closing. They are among 41 in Maryland and 3,700 nationwide that the Postal Service says it can no longer afford to operate, either because they don't have enough patrons or are located near another post...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake.
In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Olympia Snowe, one of the Senate's few remaining moderate Republicans, announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012.
The 65-year-old, who had also served in the House for eight terms, said she came to the decision in part after...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 5:41 PM
A new federal rule that would require crab-processing plants on the Eastern Shore and elsewhere to pay a higher wage to temporary foreign workers would be delayed for a year under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Unions and some lawmakers say the U.S. Postal Service's plans to close plants and post offices would turn customers away and hasten the service's downward spiral.
Now their campaign has been buoyed by revelations of a survey that the Postal Service...