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The Senate gave Obama the approval he wanted in a vote that divided potential Republican presidential contenders. The House passed the measure on Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2014 1:52PM ET
New details emerged from a police report about the fourth NFL player cited for domestic violence in the last week.
Sep 18, 2014 12:46PM ET
Congress is cutting its session short and returning to the campaign trail after voting on President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels.
Sep 18, 2014 11:36AM ET
"It is Europe's war, and it is America's war, too. It is a war for the free world," the Ukrainian president told a joint meeting of Congress.
Sep 18, 2014 9:44AM ET
An Amnesty International report released Thursday found Nigerian police and military officials routinely use torture to extract confessions and extort money.
Sep 17, 2014 5:02PM ET
The measure vote was broad and bipartisan, but it drew opposition from both Republicans and Democrats. The Senate could act on it as soon as Thursday.
Sep 17, 2014 4:41PM ET
The secretary of state responded directly to CodePink protesters on Wednesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Sep 17, 2014 12:55PM ET
"When the world is threatened, when the world needs help, it calls on America," the president told the troops.
Sep 17, 2014 12:09PM ET
The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing on Wednesday, and lawmakers mostly managed to steer clear of grandstanding.
Sep 17, 2014 9:39AM ET
The House is expected to pass President Obama's request, but it won't fall along party lines.
Sep 16, 2014 5:03PM ET
The president said the outbreak could infect hundreds of thousands of people if it isn't stopped, but the chances of it hitting the U.S. remain "extremely low."
Sep 16, 2014 3:45PM ET
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, suggested deploying ground troops to fight ISIS if airstrikes didn't work. The White House promptly slammed the door shut.
Sep 16, 2014 12:06PM ET
CodePink protesters interrupted a Senate hearing on the war plan at least four times Tuesday morning.
Sep 16, 2014 9:54AM ET
The speaker's office releases another installment in its occasional "John Boehner is a Real Person" video series.
Sep 16, 2014 9:29AM ET
The car bomb was set off just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. embassy, killing three and wounding more than a dozen others.
Sep 15, 2014 6:12PM ET
The measure would be an amendment to a government funding bill, giving lawmakers an opportunity to go on-record about the president's plan.
Sep 15, 2014 4:04PM ET
A coalition of civil rights groups is asking the Defense Department to stop transfers of military equipment to school districts.
Sep 15, 2014 1:09PM ET
Officially, it's none of our business. But President Obama wants the U.K. stay "united."
Sep 15, 2014 11:08AM ET
The likely presidential candidate dropped hints about 2016 left and right as she appeared in Iowa for the first time since she lost the state's Democratic caucuses to Barack Obama in 2008.
Sep 15, 2014 9:05AM ET
Iran's supreme leader criticized President Obama's plan to take on the Islamic State and said he rejected an entreaty for Iran to help in the effort.
Sep 14, 2014 10:00AM ET
Republicans could be headed for a big win in November. Here's why.
Sep 12, 2014 5:11PM ET
The former South Carolina governor pens a 2,346-word Facebook post to complain about his ex-wife and announce he has broken off his engagement with his Argentinean girlfriend of six years.
Sep 12, 2014 3:02PM ET
'We are at war with [ISIS] in the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates around the world,' White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Sep 12, 2014 9:56AM ET
The former secretary of state's poll numbers are no longer in the stratosphere as she gears up for a presidential run.
Sep 11, 2014 6:31PM ET
"I became something I did not want to be, a wartime president," Bush said in Ohio.
Sep 11, 2014 3:14PM ET
The longtime South Carolina Democrat recommending 'sexting' as a way to increase voter turnout in the November elections. That could be awkward.
Sep 11, 2014 1:08PM ET
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) criticized parts of President Obama's ISIS plan but said Congress should approve what he asked for anyway
Sep 11, 2014 11:34AM ET
Sens. Jeff Flake (R) and Martin Heinrich (D) will star in a reality show called "Rival Survival" next month. It was their idea.
Sep 11, 2014 9:46AM ET
Two vulnerable Senate Democrats came out in opposition to the plan President Obama laid out on Wednesday night.
Sep 10, 2014 9:48PM ET
President Obama announced he was expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State to include strikes inside Syria. Officials said they would occur "at a time and place of our choosing."