A senior White House official told CNN that speculation the WH prevented National Guard deployment was "untrue."
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.
Ben Carson, a black conservative activist and neurosurgeon considering a 2016 presidential run, said Tuesday that race relations "have gotten worse" because President Barack Obama puts too much emphasis on race.
Two Minnesota men face criminal charges in connection with terrorist activities by the Syrian group ISIL, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Sen. Chuck Schumer is wrong about the timing of passing health care reform in 2010.
President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.
President Barack Obama traveled to his adopted hometown of Chicago on Tuesday to continue his week-long campaign of garnering support for his executive action on immigration reform, but he led his speech by remarking on the deadly riots in Ferguson.
Rep. Barbara Lee says Rand Paul will "need to do a much better job if he actually expects to win" black voters.
President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence of the nation's enduring divisions.
Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should invite Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson to meet with him at the White House.
Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.
President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Sen. Chuck Schumer is wrong about the timing of passing health care reform in 2010.
Dropping like flies.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday night that a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown will continued
One Senate leader says that Congress is ready to take action on Ferguson.
Michele Bachmann leapt out of a black SUV near a high cliff overlooking the Rio Grande, dashed to the edge of a boulder and scanned the river that divides her country from another.
The embattled head of the Phoenix VA was formally fired Monday.
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that in order for his party to win in 2016, his party will have to run on big government, "not run away from it."
MIT economist and Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber -- most commonly now known for his comments regarding the "stupidity of the American voter" in helping to pass the President's signature health care law -- is coming to Congress.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest member on Congress to make a trek to Israel.
Americans are split over President Obama's latest immigration move, a new nationwide poll shows.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave voice to the frustrations of demonstrators who gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as places like Washington, D.C., Monday night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that prosecutors could have never won a trial to convict police officer Darren Wilson.
Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann (R- MN) and Steve King (R -IA) traveled to the Mexican border after Obama's immigration announcement. CNN traveled along.
President Obama called anger over grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown an "understandable reaction."
Chuck Hagel was doomed even before he walked into the Pentagon.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position at the request of President Barack Obama
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is floating former Sen. Joe Lieberman to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
New Hampshire remains Clinton country.
The stated purpose for a meeting of pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats in New York on Friday was simple: Recap the last year and discuss 2014 lessons.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.
A Democratic group filed an FEC complaint over the GOP's use of secret Twitter accounts during the mid-term election.
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will appear on the field of the Superdome before Monday Night football.
Sen. Rand Paul is receiving blowback from some of his Japanese-American colleagues after using World War II Japanese internment camps in a speech
Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds.
Rep. Ron Barber, one of the last remaining lawmakers whose reelection fate has yet to be decided, has filed a suit in federal court
Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he expects to legally challenge President Barack Obama's new immigration action "in the next two weeks."
The DNC announced Monday that Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and New York are the finalists to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.
Most Americans now believe ISIS poses at least a somewhat serious threat to the United States and Americans are growing slightly more hawkish on the U.S. strategy to combat the militant group, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius called comments from Jonathan Gruber "totally offensive" and said she never worked with him
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants Congress to formally declare war for the first time since World War II.
Two more for Republican presidential speculation in 2016: Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.
Rudy Giuliani: The shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is not a reflection of racial problems in national crime. He says the real issue is black-on-black crime.
Obama: Americans wants a candidate that "doesn't have as much mileage as me." He says he doesn't expect to be utilized too much in 2016 campaigns.
A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.
Sen. Lindsey Graham chastises his House Republican colleagues for not passing a comprehensive immigration bill.
In "Saturday Night Live" skit, Obama pushes "Schoolhouse Rock's" Bill down steps of Capitol to make way for Executive Order.
An House investigative report finds little to support questions about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly attack in 2012.
President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.
President Obama rallies support behind his decision to delay deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants
A woman who was arrested with a handgun outside of the White House Thursday has been charged with a felony, accused of carrying a pistol without a license.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's opposition to President Obama's executive action on deportations puts him in an uncomfortable position.
US cyber chief: China and others capable of taking down US power grid.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan, which makes sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system by use of executive order, focused their criticism on the legal case, saying Obama has overstepped the boundaries of his authority and is ignoring the will of the people.
Republican attorneys general in several states say they are weighing legal challenges to President Barack Obama's overhaul of immigration rules.
It was the summer of 2007 and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., unloaded on his junior colleague, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.
Big Business isn't embracing President Barack Obama's decision to reform the immigration system by executive order, but the community's top lobbyists aren't joining Republicans in slamming Obama's announcement, either.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest argued Friday that the president's executive orders stand on solid legal footing.
He's got a lot on his mind -- can you blame him?
Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's nuclear program.
The former secretary of state's most ardent supporters meet Friday in New York City to discuss what looks like an all-but-certain Hillary Clinton campaign
Hillary Clinton will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, an embattled Democratic senator who finds herself behind in a close runoff.
Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police when they respond to demonstrations and calling for protesters to act in a peaceful manner.
House Republicans have filed a lawsuit regarding President Obama's "unilateral actions" on healthcare, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday.
A top White House aide said Friday that the White House is planning a "very aggressive sales job" on immigration.
My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.
The DREAMer Obama highlighted said she felt "complete relief" when Obama laid out his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.
Obamacare might be a big talking point for politicians on Capitol Hill, but a new survey shows President Barack Obama's health care law wasn't at the top of the agenda for midterm voters earlier this month.
House Republicans are seizing on the opportunity to tie MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to President Barack Obama
When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.
President Barack Obama will order immigration officers to deport "felons not families" as he uses his executive power to make immigration changes.
John Boehner said Friday that Congress "will not stand idle as the President undermines the rule of law."
How many Ferraris does it take to impress a hotel valet in Boca? More than 25, apparently.
Among undocumented immigrants, reactions to President Barack Obama's highly anticipated immigration speech were mixed.
Hillary Clinton offered her firm backing Thursday of President Barack Obama's plan to issue an executive action to overhaul the nation's immigration system.
Dr. Ben Carson, a devout Christian, renowned neurosurgeon, and now, possible presidential 2016 candidate, says he's sensing a 2016 campaign covenant from the man upstairs.
The United Nations' top nuclear watchdog said Iranian authorities are continuing to deny his agency access to a sensitive military complex suspected of being a site of nuclear activities.
President Obama's immigration speech is set to make a big splash among his target audience — Hispanic Americans — as it airs during Latin Grammys.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
CIA Director John Brennan has ordered an in-depth review of the intelligence agency's organizational structure.
The GOP is so shutdown averse, they say they should do everything in their power to fight Obama -- except that.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may be frustrated with Obama's anticipated executive action on immigration, but he's not looking to shut down the government.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory joined other Republican governors Thursday and said he is open to suing the federal government if President Barack Obama issues an executive order that shields nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Sen. Ted Cruz has traded "Green Eggs and Ham" for Cicero.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry says Texas has the grounds for a lawsuit if President Obama bypasses Congress and takes executive action on immigration reform.
A top liberal advocacy group is lambasting ABC, NBC and CBS for deciding to not air President Barack Obama's primetime address on immigration Thursday despite running a 2006 primetime address by President George W. Bush on the same issue.
President Barack Obama's plan to take the immigration system in his own hands is a daring test of the limits of presidential power.
President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited overhaul of U.S. immigration rules -- potentially shielding millions of people from deportation.
Gov. Chris Christie responds to the New York Times Magazine cover photo with a GIF.
A new Maine-based group released a proposal on how to legalize recreational marijuana this week, potentially adding Maine to the list of states nationwide where use of the drug is permitted.
Sen. Rand Paul argued the president has declared a "constitutional war" and warned the battle over his executive order "this won't go away lightly."
Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota are heading to the U.S. Mexico border on Friday to meet with border officials.