Obama's Alaska move triggers fight
The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major part of Alaska's northern coastline, setting off another energy battle with Republican lawmakers.
2016 race kicks off with long day of auditions in Iowa
The 2016 Republican presidential race in Iowa got its unofficial start Saturday with a marathon of speeches, giving close to a dozen potential candidates a chance to introduce (or re-introduce) themselves to a core group of caucus-goers roughly one year before the contest.
Huckabee seeks to straddle line on immigration
Mike Huckabee says deporting immigrants who were brought into the United States as children is like ticketing a child riding in the back seat of a car when the child's father is pulled over for speeding.
Criticism over Netanyahu visit intensifies
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says the United States shouldn't wade into Israeli politics -- even if the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to weigh in on American policies.
Obama off to India for visit with Modi
At a November meeting of Asian leaders in Burma, the Indian prime minister delivered Obama an astounding request: become the first American president to headline India's Republic Day parade.
Cuban diplomats slam U.S. on human rights
Just two days after U.S. and Cuban officials began a historic round of talks to bridge a 50-year rift in diplomatic relations, the Cuban delegation slammed the United States on its human rights track record.
New rift over abortion inside the GOP
Tens of thousands of pro-life activists descended on Washington on Thursday for the annual March for Life, the night after Republican leaders on Capitol Hill had spiked a bill banning abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Protests break out in Supreme Court
A rare disturbance broke out in the Supreme Court on Wednesday as several protestors stood up and shouted what appeared to be comments criticizing the court's controversial 2010 Citizens United campaign finance decision.
What didn't make the State of the Union?
President Barack Obama used Tuesday night's State of the Union address to demand action on progressive priorities — but his silence on a number of key issues spoke just as loudly as his words.
Top lawmakers want answers about Obamacare site
Top Republican and Democratic lawmakers on a powerful congressional committee want answers from the Obama administration about the sensitive personal information the government's health insurance website is collecting from consumers and sharing with private Internet marketing companies.
House Democrats push voting rights amendment
The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined House Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison and Mark Pocan at a press conference on Thursday to announce plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would explicitly guarantee the right to vote to every American and give Congress the power to protect that right.
Corker: Obama 'irresponsible' with Congress
Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the foreign relations committee, suggested that President Barack Obama's "irresponsible" manner of dealing with Congress might have prompted the Republican leadership to sidestep the White House in inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in Congress.