Senator Lindsey Graham said if Republicans de-fund the Department of Homeland Security it would be the “worst thing to do” and would only “add gasoline to the fire.”

While Senator Marco Rubio of Florida almost certainly will enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, it appears even more certain that he won’t win the support of Representative Justin Amash.

Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned reporters about stories that might have a "negative impact on the national security."

It has become a ritual of American politics that every three or four years, as the presidential hopefuls proceed at varying speeds and momentum toward the toward the starting gate of the world’s longest marathon, one or more of the Republican candidates will be asked if he or she believes in evolution. For Scott Walker, the big question on the science pop quiz came last week on the other side of the Atlantic.

In an interview taped on February 13 with Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, Speaker of the House John Boehner said he cannot promise the American people that funding for the Department of Homeland Security will not run out.