Transportation Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair was examined.
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President Obama plans to nominate Cathy Russell, who serves as chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill, to the position of ambassador at large for global women's issues at the State Department.
He's piloted the Millennium Falcon and fought terrorists aboard Air Force One. Now, actor Harrison Ford, an avid pilot, will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to talk about aviation.
Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank is leaving the Obama administration to become chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The White House applauded former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Monday announcement that she now backs gay marriage as Washington filled with talk that the move could signal Mrs. Clinton's intention to run for president in 2016.
A Florida businessman who sued the Obama administration over the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act is drawing comparisons between the requirement and his ancestors' escape from religious persecution in 17th-century England.
In Rome for the formal installation of Pope Francis, Vice President Joseph R. Biden wisecracked Monday that he would "lose my soul" if he skipped a reception with U.S. Catholic cardinals.
Democrats aren't the only ones with a low opinion of Rep. Paul Ryan — the 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate and architect of the new House Republican budget plan — a new poll says
A veteran House Democrat expressed tepid optimism Monday a "grand bargain" on a long-term federal budget can be hammered out, and he said President Obama's recent outreach to Republicans makes a deal more likely.
He was the surprise speaker of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Who knew Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would turn out to electrify — from the beginning to the end of his no-notes, no-teleprompter speech — more than 3,500 conservative activists in the ballroom of the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor.
The North Dakota legislature Friday approved two bills that would prevent abortions after a fetal heartbeat is heard — possibly as early as five weeks into a pregnancy — or in cases where the abortion is sought only because of an inherited fetal abnormality, such as Down syndrome.
The State Department on Friday announced that it will host extensive military and political talks with a delegation from Peru in Washington next week.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference should have reached out to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, two high-profile Republicans who were not given prominent speaking slots at the three-day event.
Iran is more than a year away from developing a nuclear weapon, but if the situation with the country cannot be resolved diplomatically President Obama insists "all options are on the table."
Capping the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, former Sen. Jim DeMint said Thursday that conservatives must persuade the Republican Party to pursue their limited government agenda because the party establishment has proven that it will not do it own its own.