WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An influential group of U.S. lawmakers, including John McCain, in line to become the head of the Senate's powerful Armed Services Committee, on Thursday pledged to thwart the Pentagon's plans to retire the U.S. fleet of A-10 "Warthog" aircraft. The Pentagon, facing mandatory "sequestration" budget cuts, has sought to eliminate all of the...
BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".
BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes struck Iraq on Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011, attacking Islamist fighters advancing towards the Kurdish region after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".
WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Few people in Washington believe Republicans will try to impeach President Barack Obama.
Americans and their elected officials continue to resist cuts to almost any specific program, big or small.
Senators Graham and McCain threaten to put Janet Yellen's Fed chair nomination on hold. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.
The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.
Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.
Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.
NBC's Pete Williams reports the latest on the NSA leaker; and Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), weighs in, and also discusses immigration reform and the budget deal.
An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.
A bipartisan group of leading senators unveiled an agreement Monday on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.
Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-- Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, declines to take a stand on the 2009 bailout of the auto industry and reserves judgment on vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare.
Claire McCaskill touted a $5.8 million fundraising haul for her re-election campaign Wednesday as Republican challenger Todd Akin sought to raise cash amid new attention to his remarks about abortion.
What good is it to raise the debt ceiling if you don't address why you have debt, Senator Lindsey Graham asked on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.
"What good is it to raise the debt ceiling if you don't address how you got in debt," says Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), discussing tax reform and paying down the national debt, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
A united House Republican leadership surrendered crisply and cleanly on legislation to extend expiring payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans, skipping most if not all of the self-defeating drama that accompanied their far noisier retreat on the issue late last year.