October 2015 Headlines

McCarthy to House GOP: 'I'm Not John Boehner'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who is in a bid to garner support to become the next speaker of the House, assured his colleagues Tuesday that he's "not John Boehner."

Ben Carson: 'The Constitution Isn't Brain Surgery'

As a soft-spoken physician who's never held political office, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is an unlikely presidential candidate. Still, he believes he can make a difference, and he says the Constitution is key.

Finally, Something Washington Can Agree On

More than 2 million Americans woke up behind bars today. That's because the U.S. puts more people in prison than any other country. Finding ways to reform the system is uniting Democrats and Republicans in Washington.

Chaffetz: House Speaker Not 'Automatic Promotion’

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

Sentencing Reform Bill Hailed as 'Landmark' Measure

A broad bipartisan coalition made a major potential breakthrough in reforming the criminal justice system Thursday. The coalition put together a bill in the Senate that would change the length of sentences for offenders.

Boehner Getting a Bum Rap on Pro-Life Cause?

Many abortion opponents cheered the recent takedown of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, saying he didn't really fight for the pro-life cause. But not everyone agrees.

Gov’t Waste: Don’t Blame Fed Workers, Blame This…

Critics say it's insidious the way government employees feel they must spend whatever money is left at the end of the fiscal year rather than return it. But some say they're not to blame for this 'use it or lose it' mentality.

Carson Shatters Cash Record after Muslim Comments

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has set new records for raising campaign cash in the wake of his controversial Muslim comments.