President Obama used the Memorial Day holiday to remind Americans Monday that it’s the first such annual observance since the 9/11 terrorist attacks that U.S. combat troops aren’t fighting a major war on distant battlefields.
As tensions mount between the Obama administration and Baghdad over the quality of Iraqi security forces, Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to reassure Iraq’s prime minister Monday that the U.S. stands behind the Iraqi government in its battle with the Islamic State.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger’s photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
At the end, senators were fighting over the chance to be the ones filibustering the Patriot Act in Saturday morning’s dramatic session, underscoring just how unpopular the law is and how difficult a time Republican leaders will have in trying to keep it intact as they race an end-of-month deadline.
Mike Huckabee says the government should get a warrant before it snoops on email and phone calls or collects call data.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted Sunday that he is ready to jump into the GOP race for president, saying he’s “very optimistic about where we’re headed.”
Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons to a TV mob family and personal pleas to Congress.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California urged the Senate on Sunday to quickly resolve its standoff over the government’s snooping powers by passing a bill that has sailed through the House in a bipartisan vote.
Martin Luther King III is on a mission to revive his late father’s 1968 anti-poverty campaign in hopes to quell unrest in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri — and he’s taking his message straight to the White House and all of the 2016 presidential contenders.
He is the busiest of all the presidential hopefuls this week. Sen. Bernard Sanders has the wall-to-wall schedule punctuated by the rallying cry, “A political revolution is coming.” So step aside, folks.
Alabama became the fourth state on Thursday to pass the legislation calling for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.