With the federal government poised to face billions of dollars in cuts, a key senator is calling on the White House to halt an administration effort to highlight more government spending.
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President Obama sent additional U.S. military personnel to Niger earlier this week, bringing the total number of U.S. servicemen sent there to 100.
Three-fourth of U.S. Catholics have a favorable impression of Pope Benedict XVI and a bare majority believe the next pope should "maintain traditional directions," according to a new survey released Thursday.
One day after Vice President Joseph R. Biden exhorted Americans to "buy a shotgun" if they want protection from intruders, he delivered a heartfelt testament to 18 police officers and firefighters receiving the Medal of Valor for showing tremendous courage under fire.
Chuck Hagel's unfavorability ratings jumped in a new poll released Wednesday, even though President Obama's nominee for defense secretary seems likely to be confirmed by the Senate next week.
The White House is standing by Vice President Joseph R. Biden's decision to talk bluntly about his affinity for old-school shotguns — despite a storm of criticism from the left that the pump-action pitch undermined the White House push for gun-control measures.
President Obama is bypassing the national media and will sit down with local television journalists Wednesday to press his case for Congress to avoid deep spending cuts set to kick in a week from Friday.
President Obama's spokesman Jay Carney defended the decision to shut out the press to Mr. Obama's golf weekend with Tiger Woods in Florida, though he said that he is "sympathetic" to the frustrations of covering the White House.
The owner of a Virginia Beach pizza shop is giving a 15 percent discount to people who carry a gun or bring a concealed-handgun permit into his store.
The chairmen of President Obama's now defunct bipartisan debt commission floated another proposal Tuesday that aims to split the differences between the hardline deficit reduction stances Democrats and Republican have taken on Capitol Hill.
Another male politician has waded into trouble with comments about rape, and this time he's a Democrat. Conservatives pounced on comments made by Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar during a floor debate Friday night on a bill to ban concealed-carry permit holders from bringing guns on public university campuses.
Undeterred by complaints from the White House press corps about a lack of access, President Obama is spending President's Day playing his third straight day of golf during a secluded guy's weekend at an exclusive golf compound in Florida.
The campaign arm of the House GOP rolled out its first television ad of the 2014 campaign cycle on Monday, blasting a New Hampshire Democrat for opposing a measure that puts the pay of lawmakers on ice until they pass a federal budget — at least through the end of the current session of Congress.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, will return to the political stage to address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month in Maryland.
A feud erupted Sunday between journalists and the White House over the lack of access to President Obama's secluded golf weekend in Florida.