After an epic filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul that lasted into the early morning hours, the Senate voted this afternoon to confirm the nomination of John Brennan as the country’s next Central Intelligence Agency director.
After much handwringing from GOP House members, the Democratic minority and some Republicans joined forces to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
The Obama administration will ask Congress for an additional $60 million in aid to help the Syrian opposition council provide basic goods and services in areas under rebel control, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday in Rome.
Usually when the United States Supreme Court refuses to hear a case, it does so without a lengthy opinion.
Email between Sen. Robert Menendez’s office and the Department of Homeland Security suggest that the New Jersey Democrat urged action that would help a company holding a port security contract in the Dominican Republic, The New York Times reported Monday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The president said he worries that “as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we’ve been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast is forgotten.” He and other leaders, Obama said, need to retain the “humility” they express when praying.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Usually, the job of heading the Interior Department goes to a Western politician versed in the struggles over natural resources. So the president’s nomination of Sally Jewell, a relatively obscure CEO, has left some of the key players unsure of how to react.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
You’ve heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The debate over gun control continues to dominate the headlines. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate doubles the number of African-American members by welcoming William ‘Mo” Cowan. He replaces John Kerry. Host Michel Martin talks politics with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Mitt Romney’s eldest son reportedly is considering a bid for the Massachusetts Senate seat long held by new Secretary of State John Kerry. His candidacy would bail out Republicans there who were deflated by former Sen. Scott Brown’s decision not to run in the June 25 special election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us