A man masquerading as a member of Congress walked into a secure backstage area without being properly screened and spoke with President Obama at an awards dinner last fall.
Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington's Syria strategy.
Exactly 26 years ago last week, peace was breaking out in a manner that the world had not experienced since June 1914.
"The success of government...," the late historian Edmund Morgan wrote, "requires the acceptance of fictions, requires the willing suspension of disbelief, requires us to believe that the emperor is clothed even though we can see that he is not."
As Vice President, Cheney served as president of the Senate.
One of the primary "talking points" used by the Department of Justice to defend its practice of systematically deeming corporate criminals above the law via its used of deferred prosecution agreements, has been an emphasis on how much money it ha
Newly elected U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans will be a more focused, open and productive force under his leadership in an effort to become a more effective check on President Barack Obama.
-- Hillary Clinton appears to have overcome an investigation of her role in the 2012 deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, but she still faces a months-long FBI inquiry into the handling of sensitive information while she was secretary of state.
t's better to be ruled by a wise Turk than a foolish Christian.
It was just weeks ago that the US government barely averted a debt ceiling shutdown with a last-minute bill to kick the can down the road until December.
Speaker John Boehner is trying to make one last deal as he heads for the exits, pushing to finalize a far-reaching, two-year budget agreement before handing Congress' top job over to Paul Ryan this week, congressional officials said Monday.
We are a nation that pays our bills. We shouldn't let partisan brinkmanship lead us into default.
Florida Rep. urges Congress to address claim that MMR vaccine at an early age leads to higher incidence of autism
The circus is back in town in Washington D.C. (actually, it's part of a permanent residency), as a congressional panel spent Thursday peppering presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with questions about her role in the Benghazi consulate attack.
Carl Icahn--one of the most feared activist investors in tech--is coming for Congress.
The US Treasury's recent announcement that the government will reach the debt ceiling on November 3 means Congress will soon be debating raising the government's borrowing limit again.
The South Carolina prosecutor looked straight at the camera, relishing his role on an episode of the show "Forensic Files" as he discussed fingerprints, DNA testing and other evidence pointing to a murder suspect.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday the U.S. debt limit will be exhausted Nov. 3, two days before previously estimated.
With John Boehner resigning, the powerful position of House Speaker is now available. Is it time for Ron Paul to return to Congress?
Pat Buchanan: 'It is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him'
Buying and selling raw dairy products across state lines has been outlawed in the U.S. since the late 1980s, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that Americans were no longer free to make their own food decisions without governme
I wonder how many Americans realize that the U.S. national-security state has brought the possibility of automatic war -- that is, a war that involves no presidential or congressional deliberation.
A government shutdown would force Congress to address fiscal issues before they reach unmanageable levels, a former Reagan administration official contended Wednesday.
Noting that the House of Representatives can elect a speaker from outside its own ranks, Ludwig von Mises Institute founder Lew Rockwell has called for a grassroots movement demanding that former Congressman Ron Paul be elected to speaker of the Hous
In October 2011, things were looking bleak at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s commodities business. Revenue was down, competition was up, employee attrition was at an all-time high and new regulations were on the horizon.
This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown.
In his recent speech to the U.S. Congress Pope Francis declared that "the common good is the chief aim of all politics" and that "freedom requires love of the common good."
For some, politics is the family business, and increasingly so in Washington. On Thursday, Illinois Republican Darin LaHood was sworn in to the House of Representatives, taking over the seat once occupied by disgraced congressman Aaron Schock and, be
Instead, It May Have Destroyed Itself
List shows how many Jewish constituents lawmakers represent (UPDATED)