The White House sent United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to gauge the response of Senate Republicans to her potential nomination to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She met behind closed doors with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C), all of whom have been critical of her over comments she made following the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya.
The traditional first-day of Christmas shopping known as "Black Friday" has taken on an entirely different meaning for a South Florida Planned Parenthood clinic that offered special pricing on birth control and emergency contraception to women if they visited the clinic between certain hours.
Congressional Democrats are saying that they are not willing to consider changes in Social Security in a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," even though the Simpson-Bowles commission charged with coming up with a plan insists that Social Security can't be ignored.
Incoming Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will have more on his plate than just learning the ins and outs of Washington, D.C. The 52-year-old politician will also be writing the story of Elizabeth Smart, the young 14-year-old Utah girl who was kidnapped ten years ago and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell.
The First Family celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House with several friends and White House staff members after he issued his first post-election pardon.
In the final months of the presidential election, both major candidates mentioned the term "middle class" countless times in any effort to mobilize the country's largest voting bloc. What they rarely, if ever, mentioned were those who live below the poverty line and what role the government and the Church should play in helping these 46.2 million Americans.
Hobby Lobby filed an emergency appeal seeking immediate relief from fines that could total $1.3 million per day after a stinging decision by a federal court on Monday mandating that the Christian-owned retailer abide by the Obama administration's mandate to provide "morning-after" and "week-after" drugs.
Leading evangelicals are pushing back hard against charges that social issues are weakening the GOP brand, asserting that the nation is rejecting the rich GOP "country club" image more than retreating on moral issues.
Biographer Paula Broadwell, who authored the emails to a Tampa socialite that eventually exposed her affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, told her potential nemesis that she would make her "go away," the New York Daily News first reported.
Rep. Allen West, the Republican from Florida's 18th Congressional District whose unfettered style of throwing verbal grenades gained him a love-hate relationship with his constituents and colleagues, has conceded his tight congressional race to 29-year-old Patrick Murphy.
Just two weeks after the presidential election, Mitt Romney has already faded into the background and the GOP has already begun looking for new faces to take his place.
Jon Stryker is a billionaire philanthropist and gay rights activist who along with his sisters, owns nearly 30 percent of the medical supply company, Stryker Corporation. A staunch liberal, he advocated for Obamacare since it would provide free health care to even more Americans. Now the company he is set to inherit announced last week they are cutting jobs as a preemptive measure against rising costs.
Prior to the 2012 elections, proponents of traditional marriage had 32 consecutive state victories when it came to banning same-sex marriage. But this November four states – albeit four that lean left – ended that streak by voting to approve same-sex marriage in some fashion. Those defeats have also led to some internal strife within the pro-family movement.
Gen. David Petraeus, the tarnished war hero who resigned as CIA director this week over an affair with his biographer, testified before Congressional Intelligence Committees today over the 9/11 attacks in Libya. Many wondered if he would continue to support the president or confirm new reports that he argued against covering up missteps in Benghazi that resulted in the death of a U.S. ambassador and three others.
Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House.
The revelation of an affair between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer only added another layer to what some lawmakers see as the even larger scandal in Benghazi, Libya, where an ambassador and three other Americans lost their lives. Sprinkle on a few thousands emails between a four-star general and a Tampa socialite and you have a made-for-Washington screenplay that is producing more questions than answers.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will remain leaders of their caucuses despite the fact that neither has been able to recapture majority control of their respective bodies.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), who has been AWOL from Congress since June of this year, left the Mayo Clinic Tuesday where he was being treated for a bipolar disorder. Sources are now reporting that Jackson will resign his seat and accept a plea deal from federal authorities for what appears to be disuse of campaign funds.
In a continuing saga that has shaken the intelligence and military communities, Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation for what is being billed as "inappropriate communications" with the woman who initially launched the scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director and four-star general David Petraeus.
Congressional leaders are seeking answers on why government agencies withheld information that the nation's security may have been compromised over the affair between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, Army Reserve Officer Paula Broadwell. In other words, they want to know who knew what and when.
Abortion and same-sex marriage are two issues that candidates are often asked to address in heat of a contested election. Some relish the opportunity and others try to avoid it. But a leading female evangelical maintains candidates need to be better informed about how to address controversial issues with facts and compassion.
The extramarital affair between CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell was uncovered through an investigation after a woman complained about receiving harassing emails from another person. Broadwell was apparently the woman who sent the harassing emails.
While a majority of voters in Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, they appear to contradict federal law. The question some local authorities and legal scholars are starting to ask is will the Obama administration enforce existing federal statutes or turn the other cheek as they did with the Defense of Marriage Act when courts ruled parts of it unconstitutional.
After a bruising year and a half battle and maybe a billion dollars later, the U.S. Senate is about where they were the last two years but with two additional Democrat seats. Tuesday's final election results give the Democrats 55 seats to the GOP's 43. Independents still hold two seats in the Senate.
The campaign of Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republicans' one-time hope to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, came to a disappointing end when Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill claimed victory Tuesday night. Republicans now have to evaluate if their decision to abandon Akin after his comments about "legitimate rape" was the right path to take.