| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:41 PM
As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey — from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:58 PM
President Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that many Republicans had hoped...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era.
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:20 PM
President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton will wrap up two days in Chicago this morning by taking part in a question-and-answer session with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The special Chicago Ideas Week event in the Loop finds two prominent national Democrats sharing a stage despite...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton brought the first day of her book tour to her birthplace of Chicago on Tuesday, telling food marketing executives that while she hasn’t decided on a second presidential bid, anyone running for the office in 2016 should be held...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:09 PM
From all the hand-wringing over soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing defeat in a GOP primary Tuesday in Virginia, you might think he had been a conciliatory figure determined to keep the federal government on track even when...
| Jun 13, 2014
— Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice."
| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in the fall mid-term elections by what he called “ideologically rigid” Republicans.
Donors paid as much as...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:12 PM
As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations...