5 things we learned from CPAC
It would be a mistake to read too much into the speeches, breakout sessions and late-night parties that took place at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. But the confluence of big name Republican speakers -- many of them potential White House contenders -- makes the three-day event impossible to ignore.
Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths
Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
Crisis in Ukraine: U.S. paves way for sanctions
The State Department Thursday imposed a visa ban on Russian and Ukrainian officials and individuals responsible for or complicit in threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Benghazi led to Ukraine? Only in an election year
Regardless of what started the events that led to Russia's incursion into Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula last week, both sides have adopted postures now familiar to Americans already disgusted with the political dysfunction permeating Washington.
U.S. intelligence under fire over Ukraine
The nation's top intelligence office denies suggestions the United States was caught off guard by Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, calling reports to that effect "highly inaccurate."
U.S. strategy for Ukraine crisis: Money talks
President Obama sent Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev on Tuesday to forcefully condemn Russia for seizing effective military control of Crimea. At the same time, Kerry announced $1 billion in loan guarantees to help insulate the Ukrainian economy from the effects of reduced energy subsidies from Russia.