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An air traveler stands in a full-body scanner at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Feb. 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

TSA Recommends Armed Law Enforcement Be Present At Checkpoints During Peak Hours

The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that armed law enforcement be present at airport security checkpoints during peak hours after conducting a nationwide review in response to a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters after attending the weekly Democrat policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Boehner Spokesman: Reid ‘Sounds Completely Unhinged’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.


The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Propose Ending NSA Phone Sweeps, But Continued Gov’t Access

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls.


President Barack Obama touted this week’s announcement that 7.1 million American signed up for coverage through his signature health care law, and he blasted critics for continued efforts to assault the Affordable Care Act, declaring: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”   (credit: JIM LO SCALZO-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama: Women Still Face Outdated Policies At Work

President Barack Obama says the economy hasn’t caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce.


Rep. Charles Rangel, D-NY, says Tea Party members refuse to work with the president because he is black. (Getty Images)

Charles Rangel Blasts Tea Party As ‘Racists’

He accuses the ultra-conservative members of the House Republicans of refusing to work with president Obama.


House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., questions Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf during a hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ryan: ‘We Should Not Give Signals That We Are Going To Withdraw And Retreat’

Congressman Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he doesn’t think proposed cuts to the military are wise given the war in Syria and conflict in Ukraine.


Eighty-three senators have signed a letter to President Barack Obama outlining their demands. They tell him to push for a final deal that dismantles Iran's heavy water reactor at Arak and eliminates any uranium path toward a nuclear bomb. (Photo by Getty Images)

Eighty-Three Bipartisan Senators Sign Letter To Obama With Iran Demands

Congress’ Iran hawks may have given up for now on new nuclear sanctions against Tehran.


Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, La. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Former La. Dem Governor to Run For Congress 3 Years After Release From Federal Prison

Three years after his release from a federal prison, 86-year-old former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards announced Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about his political future.


File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

US Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Across Globe

Unless FAA officials receive a complaint or chance upon a news story that mentions drone flights, they have little ability to find out about violations.


U.S. Capitol (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Heeds Dying Va. Girl’s Call on Research

Two weeks before she died from brain cancer last October, tiny 10-year-old Gabriella Miller of Leesburg, Va., delivered a message on YouTube to Congress: “Stop talking and start doing.”