Republicans are relishing the chance to use confirmation hearings for Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the new nominee as U.S. health secretary, to re-energize their election-year attacks on his signature healthcare initiative.
Julian Zelizer says President Obama knows than anyone that he has much at stake in the midterm elections.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants.
President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on Edward Snowden’s leaks about mass government surveillance, returned to the United States for the first time.
In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit, under a bill approved Friday by the Florida House of Representatives.
The United States Senate has passed a bill that extends the federal unemployment benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers. The bill will no continue to the house where it’s fate is uncertain.
A Democrat California senator and gun-control advocate was indicted by a San Francisco grand jury on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms.