May 2014 Headlines

Embattled VA Chief Shinseki Resigns after Scandal

Despite Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki's promises that he can fix the broken VA health system, the president has accepted his resignation.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns

White House press secretary Jay Carney is leaving his post and his No. 2 is taking over.

House Votes to Block Targeting of Medical Pot

The House has voted in favor of blocking the Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with states that allow the use of medical pot.

VA Officials Face Searing Questions from Lawmakers

House lawmakers grilled three senior Veterans Affairs officials Wednesday evening about a new report that exposed efforts by VA clinics to hide delays in treating vets.

'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch to Address GOP Leaders

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson will address a group of Republican leaders on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

White House Investigates Leak of CIA Agent's Name

President Barack Obama's top lawyer is investigating how the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan was accidentally leaked.

Santorum Gives GOP a Blue Collar Reality Check

Former GOP Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says Republicans must appeal to blue collar voters or risk losing the White House forever.

GOP Presses Obama on Confronting Russia over Nukes

Congress is putting pressure on the Obama administration to confront Russia after allegations the nation is violating a key nuclear arms treaty.

States Face Higher Medicaid Costs under Obamacare

States from coast to coast are facing much higher Medicaid costs, thanks to Obamacare.

Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor for Housing Sec.

President Barack Obama has nominated San Antonio, Texas, Mayor Julian Castro for the role of housing secretary.

Obama Foreign Policy Meetings Frustrate Lawmakers

A White House push to improve President Barack Obama's credibility on foreign policy doesn't appear to be working.

House Votes to End NSA Phone Snooping

The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone records.

Obama: Misconduct at the VA Won't Be Tolerated

President Barack Obama said if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is dishonorable and disgraceful.

Courts Can't Ignore Marriage 'Rooted in Biology'

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins says though judges are ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, the court can't deny that traditional marriage is rooted in biology.

Primary Results Point to GOP Senate Take-Over

Results of Tuesday's primaries suggest Republicans may be poised to take control of the U.S. Senate during President Barack Obama's last two years in office.

Obamacare Has Senate Hopeful on the Ropes

Six states are holding primary elections for November's Senate races.

Chaplain Opens House Meeting in 'Name of Savior'

Guest chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Tavis Long opened a House meeting on Capitol Hill Monday with a prayer "in the name of the one who can truly set us free, my Savior."

Clinton 'Pre-Campaign' in Full Swing for 2016 Bid?

As Hillary Clinton's "pre-campaign" gains speed, Republicans are also mobilizing, making clear some of the ways they'll go after Clinton, starting with her age and health.

Feds Seek to Revamp Immigration Enforcement

Homeland Security Secretary Jay Johnson wants to revamp the immigration enforcement program, saying it's become very controversial and needs a "fresh start."

Pig Book Blasts Congress over More Pet Projects

One year after Congress banned earmarks, or special projects that lawmakers load into the federal budget, legislators passed more than 100 earmarks for 2014.

A Long Way: McMorris Rodgers' Log Cabin Roots

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress. But for her, it's not about power. It's about her faith that has led her.

VA Scandal Puts Chief's Career in Jeopardy

Veterans Affairs Secretary Erick Shinseki is due to testify before a Senate panel Thursday regarding allegations that VA health clinics covered up delays in treatment.

Emails: IRS Headquarters Involved in Tea Party Scandal

Newly-released emails show the Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., was involved in the Tea Party targeting scandal.

Keystone Pipeline, Energy Bill Stalled in Senate

A vote on possible construction of the Keystone XL pipeline isn't likely anytime soon.

HHS Pick Defends Obamacare Before Senate Panel

President Barack Obama's HHS pick defended the administration's unilateral changes to Obamacare before a Senate committee Wednesday.

FCC Battle Could Change the Internet as We Know It

There's an important debate in Washington that most people don't know about, and it could affect the quality of your Internet service at home and at work.

Border States Keep Close Eye on Va. Marriage Case

Several states are closely watching a federal case over Virginia's gay marriage ban Tuesday.

Veterans Admin. in Hot Water over Hospital Deaths

Purple Heart recipient Ralph Nicastro died after waiting 15 months to see a specialist at the Veterans' Administration hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, about a lump on his neck.

Obamacare, Weak Economy Hurting Democrats

Obamacare and the weak economy are hurting Democrats in the polls and likely at the ballot box in the upcoming midterm elections.

Congress Holds IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt

The House of Representatives voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

Dems Cry Foul over Benghazi Investigation Panel

House Democrats are protesting plans to investigate the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012.

 

Watch 'Washington, A Man of Prayer' Event LIVE

This year marks the 225th anniversary of President George Washington's first inauguration, which is being commemorated by a prayer event in the U.S. Capitol building.

House Panel: White House 'Stonewalling' on Benghazi

A House committee is investigating what it calls "White House stone-walling" on the September 11, 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

House Panel Subpoenas Kerry Over Benghazi

A House committee looking into the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry.