| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at times emotional and fierce, insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state, collected pledges of support Thursday and testified at his confirmation hearing that U.S. foreign policy should be defined by a helping hand as well as...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- The new year has begun with an avalanche of Republican retrospectives: What went wrong? What must the GOP do?
In attempting to navigate my own thoughts, I keep bumping into advice my father gave me a long time ago: "Learn Spanish. You will...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:07 AM
The Sunday morning talk shows will find a lot to talk about in the Washington controversies over the IRS, the Department of Justice and the Benghazi attack.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer will talk to NBC's "Meet the Press," CNN's "State of the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight seems to have finally figured out how to fix our country's broken immigration system and provide a workable system for workers to legally perform important tasks on farms and ranches year round....
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.
“I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
| Jan 3, 2012
If airfares confuse you as much as they confuse me, then I have some good news: Several new rules are going to make it easier to calculate the total cost of a ticket.
Starting Jan. 26, a new U.S. Transportation Department rule will require...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:35 PM
NEW YORK — What seemed inevitable for the NHL has become reality. The league canceled the first two weeks of the regular season on Thursday, the second time games have been lost because of a lockoutin seven years.
The announcement was made in a...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber.
"It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Congress on Wednesday that senior bank executives responsible for a $2 billion trading loss will probably have some of their pay taken back by the company.
“It’s likely that there...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:08 AM
First-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk faces a potentially long road back from a weekend stroke that his neurosurgeon said could leave the lawmaker with lasting physical damage but also a full mental recovery.
The 52-year-old North Shore politician...