Representative Kerry Bentivolio is famous in Congress for impersonating Santa Claus, and on Thursday he may have saved Christmas.
The 113th Congress is concluding with partisan brinksmanship and one last mad scramble for votes to pass a $1.1 trillion spending package.
Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, a Democrat who is considering a run for president, condemned the C.I.A.'s use of torture as described in a Senate report, staking out a position to the left of the party's favorite, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
President Obama announced that private companies had pledged $330 million to expand preschool opportunities around the country.
President Obama's press secretary, Josh Earnest, puts on a clinic for how to take questions from reporters without actually answering them.
President Obama said, "I'm the big elf. I'm like Will Ferrell."
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was appointed United States attorney for the state by President George W. Bush in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, seemed not eager on Wednesday to discuss the Senate report on the brutal American interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects a decade ago.
Senator Mark Udall, the recently defeated Democrat from Colorado, on Wednesday accused President Obama of not providing sufficient leadership and moral authority in the aftermath of the Senate Intelligence Committee's searing report on Central Intelligence Agency torture of terror detainees.
Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the special committee on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, opened the panel's second hearing by defending why he continues to ask questions about what happened that day.
For those who think Democrats are devoid of ideas, now comes proof: a liberal political organization plans Wednesday to unveil a new website where the public can ‘’submit and vote on big ideas’’ for the party to champion.
President Obama stopped for a taco in Nashville.
The sharp partisan split over the validity of the Senate's new report on torture raises questions about how closely the two parties will cooperate on intelligence issues when Republicans take control of Congress in January.
Bipartisan discussions in the Senate are focusing on a provision to the spending bill that would allow the two parties to raise millions of additional dollars from wealthy donors, according to congressional aides.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the question of putting boots on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State.
Several Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee pushed back against the release of the declassified executive summary of the panel’s report on the torture of prisoners by the Central Intelligence Agency. They condemned the report on techniques used during the George W. Bush administration as “partisan.”
On the subject of torture, few can say "I know from personal experience," like Senator John McCain can.