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Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul says the United States is "making progress" in rejecting the failed war on drugs by loosening state drug laws.
The House oversight committee will look into the IRS's admission Friday that it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny during last year's elections — a move that committee Chairmen Darrell E. Issa and Jim Jordan said smacks of "political retaliation."
A new poll shows that three-quarters of New Hampshire voters support expanding background checks for gun purchasers and that the unfavorable rating of GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who voted against a recent background-check measure, is on the rise.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should "never hold high office again" because of the way that she handled the Benghazi attacks.
A White House spokesman said Friday that a Republican campaign ad criticizing the Obama administration's response to the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack would have backfired if it had aired last year.
Top White House aides met with members of Congress Thursday to discuss the growing number of sexual assaults in the military, as well as a legislative solution aimed at cracking down on the attacks.
Handicapping the field of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, the political wonks at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics predicted Thursday that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will consider a bid if he wins the Old Dominion's gubernatorial race this fall.
Sen. Lindsey Graham sparked gasps at Thursday's immigration hearing when he said the problem with the country's southern border is that people are trying to illegally immigrate from Latin America because they live in "hellholes."
The Obama administration announced Thursday a plan to help uninsured Americans find coverage under the new health care law by offering $150 million to community health centers.
Top Republican leaders on Capitol Hill told President Obama on Thursday they will not nominate anyone to serve on a body tasked with finding savings in the Medicare program — a board that was derided by critics as a "death panel" during the debate over health care reform in 2010.
Sen. Tom Coburn said Thursday that the State Department has "real trouble" because of "glaring omission" in the information that it turned over to lawmakers in relation to the attacks in Benghazi that led to the death of a U.S. ambassador and three others at a consulate in Libya.
Six weeks out from the special election, Democrat Rep. Ed Markey holds a 6-point edge over former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts Senate race.
President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu Wednesday on regional security issues and Middle East peace, the White House said in a terse read-out of the conversation.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he is ready to hold another vote to repeal President Obama's health care law.
President Obama continues to enjoy a better approval rating than Republican leaders in Congress, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution