Dec 26, 2012 8:37PM ET
The late Daniel Inouye didn't ask for much in his last days, only that Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa would fill his seat in the Senate until the 2014 election.
Dec 26, 2012 5:07PM ET
It might be a mini-deal, but still: members of Congress are expected to go back to work Thursday, and lawmakers seem to realize that their theatrics are wearing thin on the American public.
Dec 26, 2012 4:42PM ET
As if the "Where's Hillary?" meme hadn't picked up enough conspiratorial steam, it appears some believe Kerry somehow might not get confirmed as Clinton's successor until GOP Senators successfully drag her to testify about the Benghazi attacks.
Dec 26, 2012 4:17PM ET
We've collected visual evidence of Westboro's severe left-wing behavior to back up Fox News's bold assertion.
Dec 26, 2012 3:41PM ET
The governor will announce the replacement as soon as Wednesday, which would give Democrats in the Senate a vote on any fiscal-cliff deal.
Dec 26, 2012 3:33PM ET
Just as it seemed he was doing a little better, former President George H.W. Bush's health has taken a bit of a turn for the worse, his spokesman now says.
Dec 26, 2012 2:09PM ET
China now has the fastest, longest bullet train in the world. Why don't we?
Dec 26, 2012 1:06PM ET
The country's biggest coffee company is getting into its country's politics! But how, exactly, will Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz rid Washington of its woe this time?
Dec 26, 2012 12:08PM ET
The Meet the Press host is actually under investigation for showing a 30-round magazine to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre this weekend, and the prospect of Gregory going to prison is actually making a lot of conservatives very happy.
Dec 26, 2012 11:48AM ET
The suddenly embattled former Nebraska senator's foes have planted enough doubt to make the confirmation process tenuous, maybe even impossible. It's "fair" to say Obama is now looking at other candidates, National Journal reports. Which ones?
Dec 26, 2012 11:08AM ET
Both The Washington Post and The New York Times have front-page stories today about competing factions within the movement — gun-toting infights and all — and how they will fight to control its mission looking forward to 2014.
Dec 26, 2012 10:11AM ET
A newspaper plotted everything on Google Maps, and the reaction over Christmas was swift and national, as the local story was swept up by the already powerful voice of gun owners on social media. Here were their main complaints about getting outed.
Dec 26, 2012 5:59AM ET
After a nice long holiday weekend, President Obama and members of Congress suddenly remembered that they never took care of that fiscal cliff thing that happens in just six days.
Dec 24, 2012 5:27PM ET
It's unclear how William Spengler, a convicted felon, got the gun he used to shoot at firefighters he'd lured to the scene of a blaze. But data suggests that an NRA-supported loophole makes it pretty easy.
Dec 23, 2012 10:02PM ET
This holiday season is not awesome for Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a Republican member of the "Gang of Eight" and a Mormon bishop, after police caught him driving drunk in Virginia.
Dec 23, 2012 2:03PM ET
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre made his first public comments since his Friday press conference that wasn't well received. Despite David Gregory's best efforts, he didn't back down from a single point.
Dec 23, 2012 10:06AM ET
If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.
Dec 22, 2012 4:33PM ET
Maybe the traditional conservative media power brokers are starting to falter. Despite support from some of the big names, a White House petition to deport Piers Morgan over his strong stance on gun control in the wake of the Sandy shooting still doesn't have enough signatures.
Dec 22, 2012 10:20AM ET
Acting CIA director Michael Morell is not happy -- not one bit happy -- with how the CIA was ultimately portrayed in Zero Dark Thirty, that new movie getting all the buzz about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Dec 21, 2012 5:59PM ET
After the markets had closed and elected Washington had headed home for the holidays, President Obama took to the White House podium early Friday evening and suggested Congress cool off over Christmas.
Dec 21, 2012 4:25PM ET
Many defense-watchers believe President Obama will sign the final version of the fiscal 2013 defense bill, despite the White House's earlier veto threat of the legislation over some of the more controversial provisions
Dec 21, 2012 2:10PM ET
The latest storm centers on the would-be Secretary of Defense's comments about would-be ambassador James Hormel 15 years ago — criticism substantive enough that Hagel is now walking it back.
Dec 21, 2012 1:41PM ET
Almost line-by-line, what the NRA chief said at his press conference Friday was posted all over Facebook by anonymous gun lovers since the Newtown shootings. Just look how closely they match up.
Dec 21, 2012 12:49PM ET
Perhaps the most talked-about moment from the NRA's already eventful press conference came when Wayne LaPierre called out the "corrupting shadow industry" of video games — then cited 10 year old titles like they were good evidence.
Dec 21, 2012 11:39AM ET
The National Rifle Association broke its post-Newtown massacre silence Friday with a riveting, unflinching press conference in which the NRA Executive Vice President outlined a program to place "armed police officers in every single school in the nation."
Dec 21, 2012 11:10AM ET
House Republicans embarrassed "poor, orange man" John Boehner and rejected his backup plan, leaving the negotiations with a complex future. Here's how Obama and the Speaker might move next, if Boehner's even still the Speaker.
Dec 21, 2012 10:26AM ET
President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State today.
Dec 21, 2012 9:22AM ET
The "We the People" section of the administration web site has been flooded with 32 separate petitions since the Newtown shootings, and early Friday the president released a video response as another vehicle for pushing new legislation.
Dec 21, 2012 9:15AM ET
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough yelled at Rep. Tim Huelskamp Friday morning after the Kansas Republican said people who called for gun control after the Newtown school shooting had "politicized" the tragedy.
Dec 20, 2012 10:46PM ET
The rumors were true. Mark Sanford -- the former South Carolina Governor who likes hiking and adultering -- is going to make a run for the soon-to-be-vacated House seat in his former state.