| April 30, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, accepted an endorsement Monday from J Street, the pro-Israel lobby and political action committee whose moderate positions on Middle East peace have clashed with those of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Jewish PACs that follow its hard-line political directives.
| April 30, 2013, 5 a.m.
Kim Jong Un certainly seems crazy. But sound mind isn’t a requirement for predictable action. Tyrants often mask steady goals with wild behavior. One need only think of world pests like Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein to realize entire regions can be thrust into unwanted global crises.
| April 27, 2013, 1:53 p.m.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Friday night that he supports making a classified Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture and enhanced interrogation more available to the public.
| April 25, 2013, 3:48 p.m.
The White House’s assessment of Syria’s likely use of chemical weapons in its civil war has intensified calls on Capitol Hill for more aggressive U.S. intervention there, but lawmakers are far from agreeing on what any greater American role would look like.
| April 23, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
Sen. Rand Paul’s latest entry into the immigration debate has drawn a measured response from the top Senate Democrat.
| April 23, 2013, 2:20 p.m.
Hours after a suspect being held in connection with sending a ricin-laced letter to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., was released from custody, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the case against him entirely.
| April 21, 2013, 1:27 p.m.
Congressional lawmakers continued the debate over how to legally handle the Boston bombing suspect on the Sunday talk show circuit, as new details about the accused brothers continued to trickle out.
| April 17, 2013, 8:47 p.m.
Officials have taken a suspect into custody just 24 hours after first reports that a ricin-laced letter had been intercepted at the offsite Senate mail-handling facility.
| April 17, 2013, 2:03 p.m.
It is not every day that CNN and E! News can agree on a lead story. But then, political opportunism and celebrity gossip don’t often share the same headlines.
| April 16, 2013, 7:23 p.m.
Today’s soldiers and Marines are more likely than ever before to survive major ground combat.
| April 16, 2013, 6:54 p.m.
A surprising number of casualties on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq involved fractures, strains and musculoskeletal problems, many of them related to the heavy combat loads for soldiers and Marines on the front lines.
| April 16, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
The signing into law last year of permanent normal trade relations with Russia is one of the successful diplomatic accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s first term.
| April 16, 2013, 7:19 a.m.
The bipartisan group of senators working on an immigration overhaul proposal has released a 17-page summary of its bill, which includes a provision that will exempt the children of unauthorized immigrants from a $500 penalty charged to those seeking to have their status legalized.
| April 16, 2013, 5 a.m.
For more than a decade, the American people sacrificed to rid Afghanistan of tyranny and terror but, incredibly, once again the Department of Defense has turned its back on American workers. In a now all too common move, the DOD has again used exigent, irregular procurement authority to establish a multi-year, multibillion dollar program of record with a foreign owned company. So as Air Force officials prepare to testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Friday, lawmakers should seize the opportunity to question the DOD’s decision to ignore formal procurement processes that consider the value and dependability of American workers while so many are still struggling to find work here at home.
| April 15, 2013, 8:20 p.m.
Bipartisan immigration overhaul legislation may not be released until at least Wednesday out of respect for the tragic events that took place during the Boston Marathon on Monday.
| April 10, 2013, 5 a.m.
Three years ago this week, President Barack Obama signed the New START treaty with Russia.
| April 9, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney told members of House Republican leadership Tuesday to be wary of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the escalating situation in the Korean Peninsula.
| April 9, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., on Tuesday questioned the Pentagon’s decision to postpone an upcoming intercontinental ballistic missile test amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, where Pyongyang warned that war is likely and urged foreigners in South Korea to evacuate.
| April 7, 2013, 1:06 p.m.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Sunday that a bipartisan group of eight senators is “on track” to introduce comprehensive immigration legislation by the end of this week, despite recent “kerfuffles” in its negotiations and competing items on the congressional agenda.
| April 4, 2013, 5 a.m.
When in a 2009 cover story for Townhall Magazine, S.E. Cupp broke the news of the developing relationship between the Polisario Front and al Qaida in the Maghreb, the story received little attention.