With respect to approving the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama officially has been put on the clock.
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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said they were sending "our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI" Monday after the 85-year-old Roman Catholic pontiff unexpectedly announced his retirement because of failing health.
Senate Democrats will press ahead with Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next defense secretary — and they have the support of Sen. John McCain, a senior Republican who says the Armed Services Committee has properly vetted the nomination.
The political action committee founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, released its first television ad Monday — one day before President Obama's State of the Union address, in which he is expected to address gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings in December.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will make his third appearance in the NBA's All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night, taking the court alongside former athletes and Hollywood stars.
Sen. Rand Paul thinks actress Ashley Judd might be better qualified to run for a seat in England's Parliament than the U.S. Congress.
Sen. John McCain on Sunday against blasted President Obama and his national security team for not intervening in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier this week said Virginia's background check system could potentially serve as a national model — and the state's two Democratic Senators agree with him.
Sen. Rand Paul will deliver what's being billed as the official tea party response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, the Tea Party Express announced Friday afternoon — putting yet another top 2016 GOP presidential contender head-to-head with Mr. Obama.
Six educators who were slain in the Sandy Hook school massacre will be honored posthumously by President Obama next week in a ceremony at the White House.
Democrat William "Mo" Cowan was sworn into the Senate shortly after noon on Thursday, filling the seat that former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry vacated to become secretary of state.
House Republicans now are citing yet another reason President Obama should approve the massive Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline project: national security.
Democrats said Wednesday they'll delay votes on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense after Republicans said they aren't getting the information they need to make a judgment.
Seeking to counter President Obama's speaking skills with a great orator of their own, Republicans have tapped Sen. Marco Rubio to deliver the official GOP response to Mr. Obama's State of the Union address next week — in both English and Spanish.
The director of a major gun-control advocacy group co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael I. Bloomberg said Wednesday that securing background checks for all gun sales is their top priority, saying that it's the biggest problem "and also the thing that we can probably do."