On a largely party-line vote, Republicans and some Democrats approved the establishment of a committee to dig deeper into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
Raising money after tragedy isn't new. But the latest dust-up comes as both parties try to energize their grass-roots supporters with control of Capitol Hill in the balance.
The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better respond to people with mental illness.
An energy efficiency bill has stalled in the Senate, primarily due to disagreement over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The dispute leaves an otherwise popular bill in limbo.
The Veterans Affairs secretary would be called to testify over allegations that delays at VA hospitals have caused as many as 40 patients to die awaiting care.
In Rwanda, nearly two-thirds of parliament consists of women, a trend that developed after the country's genocide. Cuba is third, with women making up 50 percent of its legislators. The U.S. is 99th.
A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.
The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.
With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.
There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?
The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.
Executions are carried out by people. When things go wrong, those involved experience stressful, chaotic scenes. And even when they go right, it can take a lasting toll.
President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.
On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
The Veterans Affairs secretary says he takes seriously allegations that some patients at a Phoenix hospital may have died while waiting a year or more for treatment.
Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.
South Africans go to the polls today, on the 20th anniversary of their first post-apartheid election. Journalist Ferial Haffajee talks about how young people feel as they vote for the first time.
Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.
President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.
In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.