February 2013 Headlines
President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban.
Weeks of Washington hype about looming budget cuts may have finally peaked. The president is now softening his tone as the GOP has been pushing back.
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward said a senior White House official threatend him over a column he wrote on the sequester.
One conservative business expert is launching a Twitter campaign to fight back against the White House media blitz on the sequester.
White House numbers predict Virginia would be among the hardest hit by the sequester, with around 90,000 Defense Department workers possibly being furloughed.
A group of more than 80 Republicans will file a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage.
After squeaking through a brutal confirmation process, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to strengthen America's ties around the globe.
The Senate Finance Committee has approved President Obama's pick as the next treasury secretary, former White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew.
The president is drumming up public concern in a bid to head off what he calls a "perfect storm" for economic decay. But critics say such warnings are exaggerated.
The White House released a report showing the impact of the looming sequester, state by state. But critics called it a fear tactic, designed to scare Americans.
Legal experts say the Second Amendment grants Americans the right to defend themselves. It also serves as an insurance policy for liberty.
The president has repeatedly blasted Congress for the coming sequester. But a high-ranking Democrat said the White House is partially to blame.
A German homeschool family seeking asylum in the United States will get the chance to argue their case before a federal appeals court in April.
Nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers have joined the legal fight against the Obamacare contraception insurance mandate.
Spending will be slashed across the board starting March 1 unless Congress and the president work out a deal for more careful cuts to reduce the deficit.
President Obama is pushing congressional Republicans to accept more taxes as part of a deal to avoid $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is one of the few Republicans these days described as a "rock star" for the party. The freshman is already starting to shake things up in Washington.
The online rumors are true, sort of. The federal government is buying up huge quantities of ammunition -- 1.6 billion rounds to be precise.
The U.S. Justice Department says home-schooling is not a fundamental right.
White House officials are downplaying an immigration plan that was leaked to the media even as Republicans accuse the president of using the issue to gain political advantage.
Sen. Marco Rubio has turned his sip of water during the Republican response to the president's State of the Union address into a successful fundraising campaign.
The House of Representatives is voting to block a pay raise for federal workers proposed by President Obama.
More than half of the U.S. diplomatic posts overseas may not fully meet security standards, according to Undersecretary of State Pat Kennedy.
The three city tour following President Obama's State of the Union ends in his hometown with a speech highlighting his key second-term proposals.
President Obama has been proposing limits to the charitable deduction, selling it as one way to cut off a tax break for the rich. But charities warn it's the poor who'll be hurt.
President Obama took up the issue of early education Thursday, unveiling a proposal to provide universal preschool to children in America.
Senate Republicans blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense Thursday night, saying they want more information from the former senator.
President Obama is launching a new campaign to hike the federal minimum wage. But critics say the move would actually hurt small businesses, and the economy.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will postpone voting to confirm White House counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan as CIA director.
Churches, synagogues, and mosques damaged during Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to file for federal disaster aid under a bill approved by the House.
Republican senators want more information about Benghazi before approving former Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.
How do you make politics more accountable and cure Washington's dysfunction? Former U.S. Comptroller David Walker's group, No Labels, is making that happen.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Obama made reference to an Executive Order he signed that would strengthen security for the nation's computer networks.
As the Senate opened its first hearing on an immigration overhaul Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer emphasized the need for more security along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Senate held its first immigration reform hearing of the year, and it was possibly the first such hearing where an openly illegal immigrant testified.
President Barack Obama laid out his second-term vision, touching on everything from the economy to education to America's role on the world stage and here at home.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gave the GOP response to the president's State of the Union address, while Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul spoke out on behalf of the Tea Party.
Rick Warren called President Obama's birth control coverage mandate a direct attack on religious liberty, saying the U.S. Supreme Court will strike it down.
A report by ABC Australia says a prisoner who committed suicide in an Israeli prison in 2010 was an Australian citizen recruited by the Mossad, Israel's secret service.
Top military brass told a Senate panel on Tuesday that political gridlock in Washington is affecting the readiness of America's military.
A federal judge struck down an Arizona law that blocked Medicare funding from being used at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
President Obama is against raising the eligibility age for Medicare in order to prevent a funding crisis down the road.
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved President Obama's controversial defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, moving it a full Senate vote.
President Obama will set forth an ambitious agenda in the first State of the Union address of his second term Tuesday night.
Standing just feet from the president, Carson criticized higher taxes on the wealthy and advocated changes to health care that promote personal responsibility.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say President Obama's use of deadly drone's against Americans involved with al Qaeda needs closer inspection.
The 8th Annual Ronald Reagan Symposium at Regent University, "God and Man in the Oval Office" took on the two topics that were once considered socially taboo--religion and politics.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he'll delay confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head up the Pentagon and the CIA.
A new report by the Business and Media Institute says the media have given President Obama a pass when it comes to rising gas prices.
"Pastor in Chief" Joshua DuBois is stepping down as the White House's liaison to faith-based organizations.
Thousands gathered in Washington Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast, where they put their political differences aside to focus their shared faith in Jesus Christ.
The Obama administration's use of drone strikes is under heightened scrutiny, climaxing with the confirmation hearing for Obama's nominee to lead the the CIA.
CIA director nominee John Brennan faced senators' questions regarding his involvement in the spy agency's drone program, during his confirmation hearing Thursday.
The vote on former Sen. Chuck Hagel's secretary of defense nomination was delayed after questions were rasied about who paid him for his speeches and consulting work.
The measures, which include an assault weapons ban, are House Democrats first response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Drone programs on the local level are coming under fire as law enforcement officials use the unmanned aircraft as a tool to fight crime.
Is the Tea Party dead? Certain politicians say yes and the mainstream media has written the obituary.
President Obama is pushing Congress to delay those deep spending cuts that will hit the military and other domestic programs in less than a month.
The U.S. government has the authority to kill terrorist suspects, even if they're American citizens, according to a new Justice Department memo.
Conservatives are wary of moving too fast or too far on immigration reform.
Republicans are criticizing the White House for not meeting Monday's deadline to produce a federal budget.
Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Monday to work to protect American service workers overseas from terrorist attacks during his first speech at the State Department.
President Obama took his gun control agenda to Minneapolis, a city that's had success curbing gun violence.
President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Washington needs more taxes as part of a plan to reduce the budget deficit.
Religious groups blast the Obama administration's announcement in reaction to its opt-out for religious nonprofits that object to the HHS mandate.
The Obama administration is offering religious non-profits an opt-out to its birth control coverage mandate in its health care law.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a parting shot to critics of her response to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
President Obama has decided to let his Jobs Council expire. The news comes as 12 million Americans remain out of work and growing concern about the economy.
A federal judge in Saint Louis has thrown out a lawsuit over the Obama administration's health insurance mandate to fund contraception.