RNC Chair: Christie Can Still Run For President, Americans 'Very Forgiving People'Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says a traffic jam scandal won't disqualify New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from running for president.
Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 AttacksIn a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Ryan: Conservatives Should Keep Budget Debate 'Within The Family'Rep. Paul Ryan says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engineer.
French Take Stricter Stance Than US Over Iran Nuclear ProgramWhen Iran appeared close to a preliminary deal with world powers over its nuclear program, France stepped up to say: Not so fast — a surprise move that exposed divisions among the United States and other Western negotiators who had long been in lockstep on the issue.
Christie: GOP Needs To 'Show Up' For Minority VotesNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his Republican Party needs to "show up" in places that aren't traditional GOP strongholds such as Hispanic and black communities if it wants to expand its reach.
Romney Leaves Cruz Off List Of 2016 GOP HopefulsMitt Romney isn't including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans' most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016.
Treasury's Lew: 'Scary' Budget Fight 'Can't Happen Again'Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the just-resolved budget fight was "a little bit scary" because it "got close to the edge," and the lesson has to be that U.S. won't be put in that position again.
Senate Takes The Lead In Shutdown, Debt Limit TalksSenators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it's unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.
Top U.S. Intelligence Senator: Increased Amount of Terror-Related 'Chatter' The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee calls it the "most serious threat I've seen in a number of years."
Intelligence Committee Chair: Enough Evidence To Convict Bomb Suspect The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee believes there's enough evidence against the suspected Boston marathon bomber to convict him.
GOP Leadership Views Sequester Differently, Boehner Calls Them 'Silly'Top Republican congressional leaders differ on their views of the sequester cuts.