A testy exchange between NBC's David Gregory and Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald has sparked debate over what exactly a journalist's role can and should be in cases like the one involving National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
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First lady Michelle Obama has hired a cosmetics executive to be her new communications director, Mrs. Obama's office said Monday.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II said Monday his focus during this year's gubernatorial race will be jobs and the economy and that he "can't worry" about other races such as that of E.W. Jackson, the GOP's nominee for lieutenant governor, who has drawn unwanted attention for remarks he has made about abortion, gay people and President Obama.
Twice as many Republicans say that supporting legal status for illegal immigrants would help the GOP in national elections than those who say it will hurt the party, according to a new poll.
The president of the labor union for immigration agents said Monday morning that Sen. Marco Rubio "directly misled law enforcement officers" after promising to try to boost interior enforcement in his immigration bill.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee and an influential voice in the House of Representatives, says he favors earned citizenship for immigrants — a position that has put him at odds with many fellow conservatives in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul says that after more than a decade of war in the Middle East, the United States has learned absolutely nothing.
Former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin ripped into the immigration bill currently before the Senate early Monday, saying it's "disingenuous" for anyone to claim a vote for the bill is a vote for border security.
Senators from both parties offered competing views Sunday on how to balance the privacy and national security concerns raised by leaks by Edward Snowden, a former security analyst who reportedly is on the run from an arrest warrant issued by the United States after he disclosed sensitive information about the extent of American spying programs.
Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez said he's headed for victory in Tuesday's special election to fill Secretary of State John F. Kerry's vacated Senate seat from Massachusetts, despite recent polls showing he trails his Democratic rival by a significant margin.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden told the nation's mayors at a conference in Las Vegas that "at least five" senators have called him saying they want to find a way to change their votes on legislation to expand gun-purchase background checks that stalled in the Senate in April.
The drug firm at the heart of a legal fight over access to emergency contraception said Friday it got the green light to offer its one-pill product to customers of all ages, who will not need a prescription or identification to purchase it.
A Republican congressman said Friday he voted against a pivotal, GOP-led amendment to the farm bill because he feared it would kill the whole bill.
President Obama on Friday appointed Caroline Atkinson to be his new deputy national security adviser for international economics.
Just days before the Massachusetts special election for the Senate seat of now-Secretary of State John Kerry, Democratic Rep. Ed Markey has a 20-point lead over Republican former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, according to a new UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll.