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Boxer blasts Goodell for NFL's handling of domestic violence

Sean Lengell | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Sen. Barbara Boxer has appealed directly to the NFL's new government affairs liaison to root out domestic violence among players after chastising league Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing...

House to investigate White House breach

Sean Lengell | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

The top Democrat on the House's oversight panel has vowed to investigate how an intruder was able to get into White House last week, a scenario he called a "major, major" security failure.

White House privately delighted U.K. remains united

Sean Lengell | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

The Obama administration is breathing a private sigh of relieve at Scotland's failed independent referendum, as a fractured United Kingdom would have posed global security concerns for both the...

Capitol Hill's favorite sport? Bashing the NFL

Sean Lengell | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating...

Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

Sean Lengell | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high...

Congress divided on prospect of independent Scotland

Sean Lengell | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

"I hope they won't do it. I don't think Scots will live as good a quality of life if the 'yeses' prevail," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate's Friends of Scotland Caucus.

State Dept 'makes it up,' witness tells House hearing on Benghazi

Sean Lengell | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the...

Trey Gowdy: New Benghazi panel vital to finding truth about attacks

Sean Lengell | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

"I am willing to reconsider previously held beliefs, in light of new facts and evidence, and I would encourage my colleagues and others to do the same," the South Carolina Republican said.

Democrats claim latest House Benghazi panel just a GOP 'fishing expedition'

Sean Lengell | Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Republicans say the committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is needed because administration officials haven't been forthcoming when previously called before Congress to explain what led to...

Harry Reid: Democrats doing 'just fine' in push to keep control of Senate

Sean Lengell | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

If the November elections were held today, "we'd be just fine," Reid said.