Not much has changed for Kevin McCarthy since his election Thursday as the new House majority leader.
The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency?s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it had done nothing wrong.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.
These are tough times for Batman in Gotham City.
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
The House vote to sue President Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances.
It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time projected to be the largest of its kind in the nation. "Today is the beginning of a promise being fulfilled," said Rep. Ed Perlmutter, whose district would hold the hospital. Colorado's governor at the time, Bill Ritter, was there. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, who resigned May 30, hoisted a shovel that day. Vietnam War veteran Artie Guerrero, wounded in combat and in a wheelchair from multiple sclerosis, had been...