| March 13, 2013, 11:44 a.m.
The Entertainment Software Association, the video game lobby, has added a new bipartisan duo to its roster: Ali Amirhooshmand and Danielle Rodman are joining the group as directors of federal government affairs.
| March 13, 2013, 11:34 a.m.
As President Barack Obama prepares to meet with donors to his advocacy group Organizing for Action, he continues to field criticism over the organization from both watchdogs and Republican operatives.
| March 11, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
If President Barack Obama names Thomas E. Perez as his next secretary of Labor, Senate Republicans will have a lengthy and contentious Washington track record to examine as they decide whether, or how strongly, to object to his nomination.
| March 11, 2013, 3:01 p.m.
Former Sen. Larry E. Craig, R-Idaho, may face an uphill battle trying to convince a federal judge that he properly used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense after being arrested for soliciting sex in an airport bathroom.
| March 11, 2013, 2:05 p.m.
The video game lobby on Monday announced a new campaign that will include a series of public service announcements aimed at parents — the industry’s latest response to the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that some have linked to violent media.
| March 7, 2013, 4:50 p.m.
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed legislation Thursday to crack down on gun traffickers, casting the first congressional vote to tighten gun laws following the December mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
| March 6, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
Any law that attempts to limit the amount of violence in media would have to pass a high bar: the First Amendment.
| March 6, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
Senators on Wednesday again blocked President Barack Obama’s pick of Caitlin J. Halligan to serve on an influential District of Columbia court amid accusations she supports an anti-gun agenda.
| March 6, 2013, 4 a.m.
There’s a lot of confusion and disagreement over how the government should manage two increasingly important techniques of waging war: drones and cyber-activities.
| March 5, 2013, 6:12 p.m.
The new ads unveiled Tuesday by the super PAC headed by ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, Mark Kelly, are just the latest in a wave of gun-related advocacy and political spending.
| March 5, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
The confirmation prospects for John O. Brennan to become CIA director got a boost Tuesday with Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein announcing that the administration would supply her panel with additional legal opinions on the targeted killing of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas. The committee then approved his nomination Tuesday afternoon in a closed 12-3 vote.
| March 5, 2013, 12:58 p.m.
Several senators are expressing outrage at a decision by an Air Force general to overturn a jury’s guilty verdict against a military pilot accused of rape, calling it a “travesty of justice.”
| March 4, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
Only a few hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision that the National Labor Relations Board does not have a legal quorum to act, the board’s chairman, Mark Pearce, issued a press release announcing the board’s intent to ignore it.
| March 3, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
It didn’t take long after the December elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., for the debate to evolve into one pitting the First Amendment against the Second Amendment.
| March 1, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
Don’t expect the nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to move too quickly through the Senate. Republicans plan to press for answers on questions they have raised on a couple of fronts.
| March 1, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
A group of 212 mostly Democratic members of Congress filed a brief Friday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1996 federal law recognizing marriage as a union between members of the opposite sex.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 7:31 p.m.
Some of the more conservative justices on the Supreme Court weren’t shy about assessing their neighbors across the street Wednesday during oral arguments in a closely watched Voting Rights Act case.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 7:27 p.m.
The Obama administration Thursday filed a legal brief supporting same-sex marriage in California and urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the state’s Proposition 8 when it weighs the matter in late March.
| Feb. 28, 2013, Noon
The House cleared an update of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, sending the measure to President Barack Obama after a protracted yearlong push to extend the law.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 10:56 a.m.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed until next week consideration of several gun regulation proposals sponsored by Democrats, after days of speculation that action on the bills would be delayed due to GOP opposition.