Senate's 20 female lawmakers class on how to best handle military sexual assaults.
The U.S. military spy chief warns that Edward Snowden -- and Russia -- could have U.S. military secrets.
A federal judge with a secret court has refused the Obama administration's request to extend storage of classified National Security Agency telephone surveillance data beyond the current five-year limit.
The confluence of big name Republican speakers -- many of them potential White House contenders -- makes CPAC impossible to ignore.
SC legislators to two state universities: Assign gay material, see your money cut.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky resoundingly won the straw poll at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference
Legal or not, the March 16 Crimean referendum will shape the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
The Justice Department is looking at whether to launch an investigation of finger-pointing between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee that erupted over access to top-secret documents, a law enforcement source told CNN.
Sanctions a sticking point between the United States and Europe in responding to the Ukraine crisis.
The United States on Thursday expanded a visa ban and set the groundwork for sanctions against Russians and others over the crisis in Ukraine, while Europe also threatened similar action if the matter cannot be resolved diplomatically.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday defeated an impassioned legislative push to reduce the growing problem of sex assault in the armed forces by overhauling the way the military prosecutes serious crimes.
House Speaker John Boehner won't ask Rep. Darrell Issa to step down as House Oversight committee chairman.
You can describe it as a political convention or a carnival, but either way, all eyes are on the Conservative Political Action Conference this week.
A House committee hearing on IRS targeting descended into chaos Wednesday, with the GOP chairman cutting off the microphones as the top Democrat tried to speak.
With this year's goal for enrollment in ACA out of grasp and the President under attack over the program, an official key to implementing it has resigned.
The nation's top intelligence office denies suggestions the United States was caught off guard by Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.
In an election year, foreign policy issues are particularly potent fodder for partisan attacks.
Rep. Paul Ryan says 50 years after President Johnson's War on Poverty, a pathway out of poverty has become a patchwork of bureaucratic challenges.
A tax credit for childless workers; more taxes for the wealthy. While high profile aspects of Obama's budget, here are some that are under reported.
The United States will provide Ukraine $1 billion in loan guarantees, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.
The FBI has questioned people connected to Chris Christie's former campaign manager as part of a federal probe of a traffic scandal, papers say.
The Kremlin sends troops across the border, and the United States and its allies cry foul.
Will Republicans win back the Senate? Can Democrats retake the House? And who will win gubernatorial battles?
The names involved in the escalating crisis in Ukraine -- Crimea, Sevastopol, Simferopol -- make it sound far away and far removed from America's allies.
A German family that claims it will be persecuted for homeschooling if sent back, lost its asylum request Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court and could be deported.
It was business as usual -- with a twist -- at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday despite a late-winter snowstorm that blew through the nation's capital and shut down the government.
The Kennedys, Bushes and Clintons aren't the only political dynasties in U.S. politics.
Of the 100 members of the U.S. Senate, a third of them have family ties to other members of government, including Sen. Bernie Sanders' trans-Atlantic connection:
Hundreds of students and youth organizers were arrested outside the White House Sunday as they protested against the Keystone XL pipeline under review by the Obama administration.
President Obama didn't speak very long at the White House on Friday, but his message was clear: Russia should not use military force to change Ukraine's fate.
A new look at the inner workings of the Clinton White House emerges Friday.
In an acknowledgment the United States could face a prolonged security crisis with Russia over Ukraine, military commanders and intelligence agencies are scrambling to determine what's needed to get a better picture of what Moscow may be up to.
Over the last several days, the United States has been responding to events as they unfold in Ukraine. Now, throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle: The Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future.
For better or worse, the tea party movement has made a difference since it began five years ago.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made it harder for Republicans to win the White House in 2012. Now she might be part of an evolution helpful to GOP chances in 2016.
Russian military exercises near Ukraine's border raise concerns that Moscow is putting troops in position to move across the border if such orders are issued.
The Supreme Court was the scene of an unusual disturbance during its public session on Wednesday, when a man interrupted an oral argument.
In an apparent first at the tradition-minded Supreme Court, an advocacy group surreptitiously recorded video of an oral argument that was interrupted by a spectator.
Good afternoon everybody. And thank you, Christian, for that outstanding introduction. And thank you for cheering for the White Sox, which is the right thing to do.
Ted Nugent knows how to stir controversy. But Republican candidates like Greg Abbott keep campaigning with him because of his small but loyal group of followers.
The challenge tracking political money and the many players shaping bills make it hard to determine who's behind the "religious freedom" legislative push.
Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized briefly on Thursday after becoming lightheaded and experiencing shortness of breath, the Justice Department said.
Arizona's veto of a "religious freedom" law won't end the move to pass similar laws elsewhere, observers said.
Texas became the latest state in which a federal judge struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay customers.
Democrats know their push to try to force a vote in the Republican-led House isn't going anywhere. But that's not the point.
Nebraska court ruling, Democratic call for a health study could further delay a Keystone pipeline decision.
The Obama administration is asking a special federal court to allow its secret storage of telephone records to be extended beyond the current five-year limit.
The commander of a military base has broad jurisdiction over the facility, including public roads and a special protest zone located on it, the Supreme Court decided Wednesday.
All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely veto politically-charged legislation that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents contend discriminates against gays and lesbians.
Cuts will pit lawmakers against DOD officials in a scramble to keep programs, aircraft at home bases.
A web of Democratic groups backing a possible second White House bid by Hillary Clinton in 2016 is already organizing.
The United States is planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday praised top state prosecutors who have followed his lead by declining to defend state bans on same-sex marriage.
President Obama hits the road to sell the policy prescriptions of his State of the Union address.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer must decide if she will sign a bill allowing business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.
Brewer has been a conservative champion for much of her five years in office. If that's any indication, the measure could become law. It's not that easy..
Attorney General Eric Holder calls on Congress to require companies to more quickly alert customers when personal information is put at risk in cyberbreaches.
To hear some tell it, the 2008 South Carolina primary clash between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was a few steps away from a full-blown race riot.
The Supreme Court tried mightily to wade through a cloud of bureaucratic regulations Monday over setting clear air standards, a high-stakes environmental and economic fight pitting the Obama administration against a coalition of states and utilities.
The Supreme Court for now is staying out of the hot-button issue of concealed weapons laws.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has become the third-straight Pentagon chief to decide against recommending a Medal of Honor for a Marine who died fighting in Iraq.
For Obama and Boehner keeping the political base happy matters more than advancing once-critical policy initiatives
Attorney General Eric Holder is spending his remaining time in office as an activist for civil rights and social justice issues
In a rare public appearance, President George W. Bush delivered a serious message for the 99%: Step up.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday said a report on the Keystone XL pipeline was "pretty definitive" in its assessment that it would not affect climate change, an issue President Barack Obama says must be part of the discussion.
Leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico hold summit to streamline some procedures and requirements on trade and visitors among their countries.
The United States is talking tough on Ukraine, but its options for influencing the political unrest are limited.
Tayna Fogle sat just behind Sen. Rand Paul, nodding her head and listening intently as he pressed the case with Kentucky state senators to restore felon voting
U.S. President Barack Obama joins the leaders of Canada and Mexico today in the "Three Amigos" summit.
After what seemed like a lull in political focus on climate change,why is everyone talking about it this week?
Extremely sensitive discussions are under way to see if there is any ability to gain the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by insurgents in Pakistan.
Some out-of-office politicians write books, some host cable TV or radio talk shows or serve as pundits. Scott Brown's following a different playbook.
It's a maze out there. A complicated, fragmented hodgepodge of laws in each state that dictate the lives of gays, lesbians and transgender.
A 5-year-old's birthday party with no cake and candles? Unheard of, except in politics.
Congress' vote to reverse most military retirement cuts sends signal that it's nowhere near making tough decisions to avoid coming financial storm.
Newly uncovered documents from a confidante of Hillary Clinton are making headlines about the former first lady. But they also reveal new details about legacy moments in her husband's presidency that were frustrating and distracting to the White House.
Professor Diane Blair's papers give insight into Bill Clinton's campaigns and Hillary Clinton's thinking.
Saying that climate change ranks among the world's biggest problems, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on all nations to act.
The U.S. government issued rules on Friday for the first time allowing banks to legally provide financial services to state-licensed marijuana businesses.
The value of documents from a Hillary Clinton depends on whether they add new perspective to an image that has evolved over the past quarter-century.
Texas tea partier Sen. Ted Cruz seeks to galvanize a conservative political movement.
President Barack Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah II discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Cuba halted consular services in the U.S. because the American bank it was working with is severing their relationship, the Cuban Interests Section said.
Come 2016, Latino voters may hold enough political clout to make or break any presidential hopeful. Here are some tips on how to woo the Latino voter.
A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, according to court documents.
Election-year logic explains the Republican dysfunction in Congress demonstrated by two votes this week.
Why Democrats aren't bragging about Obamacare's good news
His lawsuit challenging government surveillance is titled Rand Paul v. Barack H. Obama and it could help Paul v Candidate X in 2016.
The Senate voted Wednesday to avert at least one chronic Washington political crisis for more than a year.
Justice Clarence Thomas rarely speaks from the bench but his comments in less formal settings are often illuminating, often controversial -- especially on race.
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on March 3, the White House said Wednesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama hosted his French counterpart Francois Hollande at a state dinner Tuesday night -- the first of his second term.
Within two weeks of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the head of U.S. special forces ordered all photos of the body be either turned in or destroyed.
Bill and Hillary Clinton's seemingly never-ending political careers have had a tremendous impact on at least one person: Monica Lewinsky.
'Clean' debt ceiling hike clears House, heads to Senate
The Obamas are hosting the French president at tonight state dinner.