Senators have unveiled a bipartisan deal to build new medical centers for veterans and allow the quicker dismissal of high-level employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It's a reaction to the scandal that resulted in the departure of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain announced the accord, which comes a week after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in the wake of the scandal over veterans' health care.
In a 78-17 bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons were a key part of the civil rights movement.
NBA star player LeBron James and his Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in the finals today. But The New York Times columnist William Rhoden says James is also gaining influence off the court.
Texan gun advocates have been visibly bringing guns into stores and restaurants as part of "open carry" protests, but some business owners are unhappy. What does this mean for Texas gun politics?
The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.
Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.
The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.
With criticism mounting on Capitol Hill of a prisoner swap that traded 5 jailed Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some military, intelligence and diplomatic officials briefed senators.
Some observers suspect Hillary Clinton of preparing for a White House run by putting daylight between herself and the president. But there's always been differences between them on foreign policy.
In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.
Mike Fleck, who was re-elected three times before he came out as gay in 2012, lost the Republican state house primary to a write-in candidate. So he won as a write-in on the Democratic ballot instead.
Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.
Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.
Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.
The most closely watched of Tuesday's primaries was the race in Mississippi, where incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran was fending off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel.
Lawmakers don't much like the deal, which traded five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They are also mad about how it was done behind their backs.
Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.
Veteran Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran was in danger of losing his primary bid for a seventh term against Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel.