January 31, 2013 Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee made clear that the former Republican senator has said things that don't sit well with current Republican senators. And for all that we learned, the hearing ended with one lingering question.
January 31, 2013 When the president told The New Republic that "we do skeet shooting all the time" at Camp David, some critics had their doubts. The Washington Post's Fact Checker says it's withholding opinion on the veracity of the claim. Now, Fox News says it has learned of at least two times Obama went shooting.
January 31, 2013 "My overall worldview has never changed," said the former senator, who has been nominated to be secretary of defense.
January 31, 2013 We'll make you a deal. You solve this week's ScuttleButton puzzle and we'll let you stay in this country legally.
January 31, 2013 The former Nebraska senator faces the Senate Armed Services Committee. After some initial doubts, the conventional wisdom in Washington is that he's likely to be confirmed. But Hagel will face some sharp questions about his views on key issues.
January 31, 2013 The White House has emphasized that incoming Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel — both Vietnam veterans — understand the full cost of war. President Obama says that makes them the right choice for their jobs, as the U.S. moves away from big wars to a targeted approach.
January 30, 2013 Federal spending cuts may have hurt the U.S. economy's fourth-quarter growth. But don't count on that changing the dynamics of the current debate over the sequester, the ax poised to start hacking $1.2 trillion from federal spending if Congress fails to stop it by the March 1 deadline.
January 30, 2013 The National Riffle Association's top lobbyist told senators that federal authorities need to enforce existing gun laws, not punish the "little people" with new regulations.
January 30, 2013 The term "illegal immigrant" has become a thorny subject — which might explain why President Obama opted not to use it in his address on immigration reform. But the term "undocumented immigrant" is not without its own political connotations.