Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s planned speech on Iran before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month is creating controversy in Jerusalem well as in Washington.
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul made his signature legislative effort the theme of his first event in Iowa.
Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be safely out of the country, traveling to a yet undisclosed overseas location.
The Congressional Black Caucus lit into Senator Rand Paul Thursday after the Kentucky Republican and likely 2016 presidential contender announced he would vote against confirmation of Loretta Lynch for attorney general.
The man known as the missing “20th hijacker” in the 9/11 attacks has claimed that members of the Saudi royal family were financially supporting al-Qaeda.
President Obama will be asking Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, probably by the end of the week, the Washington newspaper The Hill reported Wednesday night.
A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators is urging President Obama to give weapons to Ukraine to support government forces battling Russian-backed rebels in the country’s eastern provinces.
Senate Democrats Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security while also repealing executive actions by President Obama.
In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender.
Cuban President Raúl Castro Wednesday demanded the return of Guantanamo Bay to Cuban sovereign control as a condition of normalized relations with the United States.