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Senator: Drop Nomination Of Controversial Judge

President Barack Obama’s controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday in what amounts to a rare rebuff of the president from his own party.

09/22/2014

A majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. needs a third political party because the existing Republican and Democratic parties are doing “such a poor job” representing the people.   (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Nov. 4 Might Not Decide Who Wins Senate Control

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

09/20/2014

Fighters from the Nureddine al-Zinki, a moderate faction made up of former members of the Syrian Free Army, take position behind sandbags near the city of Aleppo. (Photo by BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hails Senate Approval Of His Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”

09/18/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Using Ground Troops To Combat ISIS If Expanded Military Campaign Fails

The nation’s top military leader told Congress Tuesday that he will recommend President Barack Obama consider using ground troops to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) if the expanded military campaign to the president laid out last week fails.

09/16/2014

Carney: ‘Not Going To Be A Good Year For Democrats’

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney predicts that the November midterm elections will not bode well for the Democratic Party.

09/15/2014

Sen. Carl Levin (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Carl Levin: ‘I Don’t Think There’s A Plan B’ To Defeat ISIS

Sen. Carl Levin doesn’t think President Barack Obama has a “Plan B” to defeat ISIS.

09/12/2014

The former Massachusetts Senator is trying to become only the third Senator to serve from more one state. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Scott Brown Wins New Hampshire Republican Senate Primary

He will face Sen. Jeanne Shaheen as he tries to get back to Washington from another state.

09/09/2014

File photo of Capitol Hill building. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dem, GOP Leaders Promise Action To Prevent Another Government Shutdown

Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.

09/07/2014

President Barack Obama talks to reporters at the end of the NATO Summit on Sept. 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Immigration Group: Obama’s Decision ‘Another Slap To The Face’ To Latino Community

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation.

09/07/2014

File photo of Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Challenging Sen. Pat Roberts Ends Campaign Without Explanation

The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has ended his campaign without explanation.

09/04/2014

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