For the first time, lawmakers approved a measure to block the Justice Department from going after states where pot is legal for health reasons.
How do you balance the need to protect one of the world's most important buildings without turning it into a foreboding symbol of the 21st century security state?
Walmart, Amazon, and three other retailers have been pressured to stop selling highly-realistic fake firearms.
The president granted pardons and commutations to 20 on Wednesday, but many more wait.
Turns out "don't do stupid shit" is an underrated guiding principle for a president
The son of immigrants who was once the GOP's future tries to elbow his way back into the 2016 conversation.
The former Florida governor may or may not be a strong candidate, but his presence brings out the Democratic frontrunner's biggest weaknesses.
Even Cuban Americans now support normalizing relations with the nation 90 miles off Florida's coast.
Prominent apologists for harsh CIA interrogations keep invoking a scenario that everyone agrees never happened.
The Capitol will lose some of its most memorable characters, from the longest-serving representative in history to a conservative firebrand who used her brief service to become a household name.
Bush. Clinton. Romney. Why are so many names from the past floating to the top of presidential lists?
On conservative Christian campuses across America, demonstrations and protests have sprung up that would seem to defy conventional wisdom about the religious right.
The former Florida governor, brother of 43, and son of 41, says he will "actively explore the possibility" of running for president in 2016.
He insists that after 9/11, there was "no operating manual to guide the choices and decisions made by the men and women in charge." What about the law?
She's more like the Rand Paul of the left.
A surprising admission by an attorney who was instrumental in enabling the Bush Administration's brutal interrogation practices
One year, one month, and two days after his selection, the Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy to a post that had been vacant since July.
Remember when pundits loved the president? The conditions are right for that old feeling to return.
"I am not running for president," Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said. Does that mean she won't? A linguistic journey
I fear for the future of this country.
"I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective."