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The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday called President Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal plan politically motivated, but other lawmakers expressed support for the White House.
The Senate confirmed President Obama's 20th straight judicial nominee this year after nearly a dozen Republicans bucked their party leader and sided with Democrats Wednesday to allow an up-or-down vote on a controversial district court candidate.
Who could have guessed that additional rainstorms and wind would alter some parts of last week's fishing report, so for this week's outlook we'll stay on the side of caution.
Tea-party budget hawks keen on cutting military spending and foreign aid will find plenty to like in the deal struck by President Obama and congressional leaders.
Congress returns this week with embattled Democrats torn between trying to show they have the answers to the nation's economic woes and fearing their solutions will further incur the wrath of voters angry about new government programs.
The Senate on Thursday gave the green light to President Obama to transfer the accused plotters of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to the United States to be tried in civilian courts.