An emotional and frustrated Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traded barbs with legislators on Capitol Hill in her appearances Wednesday before Senate and House committees searching for answers in the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, that killed a U.S. ambassador and three security personnel.
Gen. John Allen, a decorated military veteran and the top commander in Afghanistan who was slated to take over as supreme allied commander in Europe, has been cleared of any wrongdoing over a series of emails he exchanged with Tampa socialite Jill Kelley as a result of the extramarital affair that led to Gen. David Petraeus' resignation at head of the CIA.
President Barack Obama's second inaugural speech on Monday gave lawmakers, pundits and Americans a glimpse of what his second term may look like, but some are asking if his references to a more progressive, liberal America will motivate the public to inspire Washington to get along.
With the 40th anniversary of the landmark abortion ruling of Roe v. Wade on Tuesday, activists on both sides of the debate are celebrating. Proponents of abortion on demand are praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure, while pro-life activists are celebrating that abortions in the U.S. have decreased. But what's making the issue confusing is the percentage of abortions making up the total business of the nation's leading abortion provider.
In his second inaugural speech, President Obama called for the extension of laws that would give gays more protections and benefits under federal law.
Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum said Sunday that President Obama is a "sore winner" based on how he is handling many key issues and that in the end, he doesn't want immigration reform to pass because it might help the GOP.
If you thought the political campaign season ended with the November general elections, you may be mistaken. The Obama campaign team has reorganized to reach out and mobilize Americans on the White House's proposals to ban assault weapons, pass immigration reform and give the president an unlimited debt ceiling.
The latest ad from the National Rifle Association referencing President Obama's daughters has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie up in arms, calling the spot "reprehensible" and saying it demeans the gun group during a time when so much attention is being directed at gun control.
Every four years when the President of the United States takes the oath of office and recites the words required by the U.S. Constitution, he officially begins a new term. But one phrase that U.S. presidents are not required to say are the words "So Help Me God."
Even before President Barack Obama officially laid out his plans for banning assault weapons, and closing loopholes in checking the backgrounds of potential gun buyers, by signing 23 executive orders on Wednesday, Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller had written to Vice President Biden saying his department will not enforce any gun laws he feels violates the Constitution.
President Obama bowed to pressure from gun control activists by introducing on Wednesday several gun control measures that the White House claims will reduce violence crime. But any legislative action may face major roadblocks as Republicans and centrist Democrats say they will block moves that target law-abiding gun owners.
The New York legislature is poised to pass one of the nation's toughest gun control bill barely one month after the school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in nearby Newtown, Conn. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the issue a priority and won much needed votes in a series of closed-door meetings that angered some lawmakers.
The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party has found himself embroiled in controversy after encouraging lawmakers to pass a same-sex marriage bill.
Just one month after the tragedy that rocked a picturesque small town, school administrators and local citizens are now discussing the fate of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who for most of his three terms in Congress slept on his office sofa to save money, is expected to announce that he plans to run for the 1st Congressional District seat that was vacated by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
After meeting with gun control advocates and the NRA, the White House will sit down with entertainment executives to discuss violence on the screen and in video games. Yet the one group that appears absent at the table are the parents of school children.
Soon after the Rev. Louie Giglio announced he would no longer deliver the benediction at President Obama's second inauguration later this month as to avoid controversy over a past sermon on homosexuality, an inaugural committee spokesperson said the evangelical pastor would be replaced with someone who has pro-homosexual beliefs.
Just in case you were wondering, the Internal Revenue Service tax code dwarfs the Bible in terms of the number of words used and a U.S. Congressman is picking up where others have left off in trying to simplify the rules that tell taxpayers how much they own Uncle Sam each year.
On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with representatives of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a school shooting took place Thursday morning at Taft Union High School near Bakersfield, Calif.
After the first meeting of the White House's gun violence task force, Vice President Joe Biden said executive orders could be used to implement gun control measures, signaling action could be taken without Congressional approval.
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) was nominated by President Barack Obama on Monday as his new Secretary of Defense. Yet the three groups that appear likely to stand in the way of his nomination, not typically known for working together, include gay rights activists, Republicans and pro-Israeli organizations.
The nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, reports it received $542 million from government sources in 2011-2012 while performing 995,687 abortions from 2009-2011. In 2011 alone, its clinics performed 333,964 abortions.
Two freshmen U.S. Senators, one Democrat and another a Republican have come out against what many believe will be an aggressive White House position on gun control.
A new study shows that support for school prayer has steadily decreased among most Americans since the 1970s with the exception of two groups: evangelicals and older Americans.
The religious and faith backgrounds of the 113th Congress are more diverse now than at any time in the nation's history, with the addition of America's first Buddhist senator and the first Hindu in the House of Representatives.