Amidst pressure of global crises, Hagel resigns as Secretary of Defense Amidst pressure of global crises, Hagel resigns as Secretary of Defense
Ella Vincent - Nov 26, 2014
Chuck Hagel will continue to serve until a replacement is found.
Supreme Court to review $9.6 billion toxin restrictions from power plants Supreme Court to review $9.6 billion toxin restrictions from power plants
Anna Jiang - Nov 26, 2014
The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it would start hearing challenges against EPA's restrictions for power plants in order to determine whether or not those restrictions were made without consideration for the costs.
Judge shuts down Boston Bombing suspect's request for government docs Judge shuts down Boston Bombing suspect's request for government docs
Anna Jiang - Nov 26, 2014
U.S. District judge ruled that prosecutors have already turned in all the documents necessary in the Boston marathon bombing trial.
Judge makes ruling regarding campaign funds: no more secret donors Judge makes ruling regarding campaign funds: no more secret donors
Ella Vincent - Nov 25, 2014
Ruling puts light on dark money donors in campaigns.
Rand Paul addresses the chaos in Ferguson: blame the Democrats
Rand Paul addresses the chaos in Ferguson: blame the Democrats
Ella Vincent - Nov 25, 2014
Op-ed says failed wars on poverty and drugs caused Michael Brown shooting.

Could NASA's Europa images help build a case for funding a new mission?
Could NASA's Europa images help build a case for funding a new mission?
Dan Taylor - Nov 25, 2014
Bill Nye and members of Congress are making the case to boost NASA's funding to make a mission to Europa possible.

Obama says Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016, plugs Hillary Clinton
Obama says Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016, plugs Hillary Clinton
Dan Taylor - Nov 24, 2014
Obama made the comments despite the fact that his vice president, Joe Biden, may also run.

House GOP files lawsuit over Obama's use of executive actions
House GOP files lawsuit over Obama's use of executive actions
Tom Sherman - Nov 22, 2014
Republican House leadership sues the President over executive actions that changed the scope of Obamacare without Congressional consent.

Healthcare.gov web site for 2015 launches with very little fanfare and technical glitches
Healthcare.gov web site for 2015 launches with very little fanfare and technical glitches
David Keup - Nov 22, 2014
President Obama used his weekly address to pitch Obamacare's selling points while there were over 200 weekend enrollment events slated throughout the U.S.

Hillary Clinton praises Obama's immigration reform
Hillary Clinton praises Obama's immigration reform
Tom Sherman - Nov 22, 2014
The current de-facto Democratic nominee offered support to the President after Obama approved a controversial series of executive actions

Economist Gruber earned millions from taxpayers
Economist Gruber earned millions from taxpayers
Anna Jiang - Nov 21, 2014
Controversial economist Jonathan Gruber earns millions from contracts with state and federal departments.

CIA to publicly release 'torture report' of post-9/11 terror suspects
CIA to publicly release 'torture report' of post-9/11 terror suspects
Ella Vincent - Nov 21, 2014
Findings expected on prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

NSA director admits U.S. power grid is not safe from Chinese hackers
NSA director admits U.S. power grid is not safe from Chinese hackers
Tom Sherman - Nov 20, 2014
Director of the NSA admitted to Congress today that China and numerous other countries had the ability to hack into US infrastructures.

Pelosi officially becomes the longest serving House leader in history
Pelosi officially becomes the longest serving House leader in history
Ella Vincent - Nov 19, 2014
Pelosi keeps leadership role and support from Democrats.

Rick Perry approves 'wasteful' $90 million plan to toughen border patrol
Rick Perry approves 'wasteful' $90 million plan to toughen border patrol
Anna Jiang - Nov 19, 2014
Texas governor Rick Perry announces plans to spend nearly $90 million in extending troops along the Mexican border.

Senate Republicans give NSA the go-ahead to collect phone records
Senate Republicans give NSA the go-ahead to collect phone records
Anna Jiang - Nov 19, 2014
Senate Republicans block the passage of a bill that would have prevented the NSA from collecting Americans' phone records.

Despite crushing loss in elections, Democrats vow to push forward
Despite crushing loss in elections, Democrats vow to push forward
Ella Vincent - Nov 18, 2014
Pelosi and other longtime leaders keep their Democratic posts in Congress.

Obama may alter stance on immigration, expand protection of illegals
Obama may alter stance on immigration, expand protection of illegals
Anna Jiang - Nov 18, 2014
President Obama may be considering using his executive power to prevent up to an additional five million people from being deported.

Obama slams top health care economist statement on Obamacare
Obama slams top health care economist statement on Obamacare
David Keup - Nov 17, 2014
The White House trumpets 2015 open enrollment kick off by saying 100,000 people were able to submit new online applications for health care.

Department of Justice to review protest retaliation by Ferguson Police
Tom Sherman - Nov 19, 2014
The Department of Justice after-action review committee conducted its first rounds of interviews in Ferguson this week.

Boehner, Republicans may shutdown government...again
Tom Sherman - Nov 17, 2014
GOP leaders are holding meetings to figure out the best way to stymie President Obama from taking executive actions on immigration policy.

Obamacare 2015 open enrollment kick off deemed a success despite a few glitches
David Keup - Nov 16, 2014
State-run health insurance exchanges were having mixed successes with a few technical glitches to resolve.

Ferguson grand jury set for big decision
Tom Sherman - Nov 15, 2014
In Ferguson, the grand jury deciding the fate of Officer Darren Wilson is experiencing some of the most intense proceedings recorded.

Obama may take executive action on immigration as early as next week
Ella Vincent - Nov 14, 2014
President could sign executive order to help millions of undocumented immigrants.

GOP could hold hearings over Obamacare architect's 'stupid' voter comments
Dan Taylor - Nov 12, 2014
Since becoming public recently, the video of Gruber's comments has circulated heavily among conservative outlets.

Supreme Court to evaluate how race is exploited for political gain
Anna Jiang - Nov 12, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court is to make a decision regarding concerns that racial gerrymandering is being used as a political tool.

Republicans may have actually swayed Democrats regarding hotly debated bill
Ella Vincent - Nov 11, 2014
Senate Democrats may vote on controversial Keystone Pipeline project.

Businesses across the US churn out countless goodies for their veterans
Tom Sherman - Nov 11, 2014
The easiest way for most businesses to honor veterans to give away free goods and services.

Obamacare architect openly condems the 'stupidity of the American voter'
Tom Sherman - Nov 11, 2014
Johnathan Gruber apologized today after video of the legislative consultant speaking candidly about the law surfaced on conservative blogs.

Why Bush 41 almost stopped his reelection campaign
Tom Sherman - Nov 09, 2014
A biography by George W. Bush reveals his father was close to not running for reelection in 1992 because of family issues.

'Who killed bin Laden?' debate rages on
Tom Sherman - Nov 09, 2014
Navy SEALs begin to squabble publicly over who fired the shots that killed the terrorist leader.

Gay marriage supporters experience huge setback because of one judge
Ella Vincent - Nov 07, 2014
Supreme Court may have to revisit gay marriage issue.

Americans shifted gears like never before on election night
Tom Sherman - Nov 06, 2014
Republicans overtook Democratic positions across the nation in what analysts are calling a "wave" election.

Pot legalization passes in two more states, gains national momentum
Anna Jiang - Nov 06, 2014
Two more states and the District of Columbia legalize recreational marijuana use.

Can a fish be considered 'federal evidence'? Supreme Court isn't sure either
Anna Jiang - Nov 05, 2014
The Supreme Court reviews the definition of "tangible objects" in the case of Yates vs. United States.

Kansas race to the Senate proves to be surprisingly close
Anna Jiang - Nov 05, 2014
Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts hopes that Kansas had stuck with its traditionally Republican values at the voting booth on Tuesday.

McConnell victory played huge role in solidifying GOP Senate
Tom Sherman - Nov 05, 2014
Senator Mitch McConnell crushed the projections of a tight race with Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, a troubling sign for Democratic candidates nationwide hoping to avoid a wave election

Pelosi's predictions come true: Democrats face a 'difficult night' ahead
Ella Vincent - Nov 04, 2014
Republicans maintain control of House of Representatives and possibly Senate on Election Day.

Election Commissioner believes polling machines were sabotaged
Ella Vincent - Nov 04, 2014
Election Day has high turnout, but many technical problems have slowed down the voting process.

Gay couples in Kansas celebrate as judge overthrows marriage ban
Tom Sherman - Nov 04, 2014
The federal court decision handed down pitted a judge between siding with the public interest of a person's constitutional rights, and upholding a popularly supported law.

FAA manager speaks: Ferguson flight ban "was to keep the media out"
Ella Vincent - Nov 04, 2014
Media was part of FAA ban over racially charged town.

United Nations panel says global warming threat is higher than ever in new report
David Keup - Nov 02, 2014
The IPCC recommends allocating finances to encourage people and governments to come up with news ideas to tackle climate change.

New shuttle monument dedicated at Florida's Space Walk of Fame Museum
David Keup - Nov 02, 2014
The 15-foot-tall shuttle monument cost $350,000, and honors the people on the ground who helped astronauts reach space throughout history.

Will the Donald intervene: Taj Mahal workers to march on Atlantic City city hall
David Keup - Nov 02, 2014
About 1,000 employees have signed a petition calling on the Atlantic City mayor and elected officials to keep the casino open.

Democrats fighting an uphill battle ahead of midterm senate elections
Tom Sherman - Nov 02, 2014
Democrats in close senate races nationwide are beginning to scramble as the final days before the midterm election begin to wane.

NYPD highest ranking official suddenly resigns with no explanation
Tom Sherman - Oct 31, 2014
Philip Banks III was recently tapped for a promotion to First Deputy Commissioner, the second highest position in the New York Police Department, and begin his new post on Monday.

Marine banned from daughter's school after dispute over Islam lesson
Aaron Sims - Oct 31, 2014
The principal at La Plata High School issued a No Trespass order against the U.S. Marine veteran.

Staten Island campaign is more soap opera than congressional race
Tom Sherman - Oct 30, 2014
Political campaigns are known for their fair share of shady activities-- slush funds, backroom deals, mudslinging and espionage-- however, the race for New York's 11th district has featured a surlier criminal component.

Ted Cruz predicts Hillary Clinton will win if GOP picks another Romney
Aaron Sims - Oct 30, 2014
Neither Hillary or Cruz have officially announced their candidacy for their respective party's presidential nomination.

Chris Christie slams Superstorm Sandy heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'
Aaron Sims - Oct 30, 2014
The heckler was former New Jersey councilman Jim Keady.

Hillary Clinton feels the heat for botched job creation remark
Aaron Sims - Oct 30, 2014
Clinton clarified her remark on Monday.

Americans evenly divided over sending troops to fight ISIS
Anna Jiang - Oct 29, 2014
The majority of Americans do not believe that President Obama has a clear plan to fight against ISIS, a recent poll shows.

Russian spy infiltrates White House network, merely causes 'inconvenience'
Anna Jiang - Oct 29, 2014
Two American officials anonymously voiced suspicions that hackers behind White House system attack may have been Russian.

GOP receives enormous donations in final stretch of Senate race
Anna Jiang - Oct 29, 2014
Business groups have been giving more money to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races