- Australian P.M. Abbott: MH17 evidence tampered with on ‘industrial scale’
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez tells Hispanics to vote and ‘punish those’ who oppose amnesty
- Country singer Tim McGraw not sorry for slapping female fan: ‘Things happen’
- Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
- White House takes credit for drop in unaccompanied children at border
- International crises be damned, Obama’s fundraising trip must go on
- Friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty of impeding probe
- Train with MH17 plane crash bodies leaves rebel town in Ukraine
- Half of Colorado voters are OK with Hobby Lobby decision, poll shows
- HIV-killing condom to soon hit shelves in Australia
U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
Topic - Richard C. Shelby
Republican Sen. Richard C. Shelby said Thursday he will support Chuck Hagel's bid to become secretary of defense, nudging the contentious pick to the verge of confirmation even as 15 Republicans senators were urging President Obama to abandon his pick to run the Pentagon.
A forthcoming study by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board concludes that an Obama administration plan to shoot down long-range Iranian missiles shortly after launch will not work.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to defend himself against the latest assault by Republicans on the Fed's loose money policies.
The Senate on Wednesday jettisoned Democrats' contentious $50 billion liquidation fund for failing financial service companies and instead overwhelmingly embraced an alternative that would try to shield taxpayers even as the government tries to impose "orderly liquidation" on big failed firms.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. home-loan crisis is going to get worse before it gets better, a member of the Senate banking committee said yesterday, claiming that U.S. credit-rating agencies bear some responsibility for the mortgage-industry debacle.
Sen. Richard C. Shelby, an Alabama Republican who will vie with Mr. Crapo for the committee chairmanship if Republicans take control, has indicated that he has serious concerns with the current bill.
Mr. Shelby says all this extra effort is about transparency for taxpayers.