The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday said it is putting off a hearing on the nomination of Gen. John Allen to be NATO's Supreme Allied Commander after his name popped up in the same investigation that toppled CIA Director David Petraeus.
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President Obama is hosting a closed-door White House meeting Tuesday morning with labor leaders and liberal activists to discuss his stance in negotiations with House Republicans on the looming budgetary fiscal cliff.
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham, co-authors of a stalled bipartisan comprehensive immigration plan that includes a "path to citizenship" for the country's estimated 12 million illegals, said Sunday that Tuesday's election results have created a new impetus for reforms.
Rep. Peter King said Saturday that General David Petraeus eventually will have to answer congressional questions about the administration's handling of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The White House confirmed Friday that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is flying to Washington to have dinner with the president and first lady Michelle Obama, amid reports that he's being considered to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as the president's attorney general in his second term.
President Obama will hold his first full-fledged news conference in more than eight months on Wednesday, the White House announced.
President Obama lost ground with voters in the 18-29 age group on Election Day, in spite of his campaign's aggressive targeting of young voters.
The Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2016 won't be able to count on the President Obama's vaunted ground organization, which analysts say was one key to his re-election victory Tuesday night, a key adviser to the president said Thursday.
Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government.
Virginia's 13 electoral votes went to President Obama for the second straight election, and the proprietor of a store in the south central city of Bedford is not hiding his dismay.
On his first full day back in Washington after winning reelection, President Obama is taking it easy, at least as far as his public schedule is concerned.
With the election behind him and a second term cinched, President Obama visited his Chicago campaign headquarters Wednesday afternoon to thank staff and volunteers for their hard work throughout the campaign.
Utah Republican Mia Love fell just short in her bid to unseat Democratic Rep. James Matheson after a campaign that saw her gain national recognition as a rising GOP star.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP's ability to filibuster bills.
Democrat Tim Kaine, who narrowly won a bruising marathon of a campaign against Republican George Allen for U.S. Senate in Virginia Tuesday, said Wednesday he's looking forward to seeing a little extra facial hair on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough — the would-be result of a rather odd bet Mr. Scarborough made recently with Obama senior adviser David Axelrod.