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More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of…

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In…

House set to approve Keystone Pipeline XL bill

House set to approve Keystone Pipeline XL bill

House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer to a clash with President Barack…

Can Obama and McConnell play nice?

Can Obama and McConnell play nice?

President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell are warily looking for areas of agreement as they begin a new chapter in a relationship that is likely to remain…

Senate GOP plans to strip away Obama’s policies

Senate GOP plans to strip away Obama’s policies

Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama’s policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules,…

Too much torture of prisoners by Americans?

Too much torture of prisoners by Americans?

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, including the brutality and effectiveness of its…

Can the GOP keep control of the Senate in 2016?

Can the GOP keep control of the Senate in 2016?

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from…

Justice Scalia: Torture has a place in fighting terrorists

Justice Scalia: Torture has a place in fighting terrorists

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate’s torture report by saying it’s hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if…

CIA medics played role in torture of prisoners

CIA medics played role in torture of prisoners

From the early stages of the CIA’s coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved. Front-line medics and psychologists monitored and advised on abusive tactics, even…

Senate GOP joins anger over spending bill

Senate GOP joins anger over spending bill

First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it’s the Senate Republicans’ turn, specifically Ted Cruz…

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