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Nancy Pelosi not calling for Julia Pierson to resign, spokesman says

Sean Lengell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office said Wednesday afternoon the California Democrat isn't calling for beleaguered Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, despite earlier comments...

Pelosi says Secret Service director should go

Sean Lengell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi backs a call for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, but added the Secret Service's problems run deeper than Pierson.

Early voting increases, despite setbacks

Sean Lengell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Despite a Supreme Court decision this week to delay early voting in Ohio, an increasing number of states nationwide are embracing initiatives to allow voters to cast ballots before election day.

FCC sacks NFL's blackout rule

Sean Lengell | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.

Supreme Court stops start of Ohio early voting

Sean Lengell | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The Supreme Court handed Ohio Republicans an early election victory Monday when it halted the state's early voting program hours before it was to begin.

White House hopes visit by India's prime minister eases strains with U.S.

Sean Lengell | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

But the talks between Obama and Modi -- which the White House says will focus on economic growth and cooperation on security, clean energy, climate change and other issues -- pose tricky diplomatic...

Republicans press Obama to wait on AG

Sean Lengell | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a conservative charge against holding a vote on President Obama's attorney general nomination during the lame-duck session.

Senators: U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also must target Assad

Sean Lengell | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

While the United States has begun arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, opposition forces also should focus on toppling Bashar Assad, say Sens. John McCain of Arizona and...

Solicitor general, Mass. gov. among top candidates for next attorney general

Sean Lengell | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Speculation has swirled as to who will replace the man who has served as the nation’s top law enforcement officer for the entire Obama presidency. Here’s a look at a few potential candidates.

Michigan loses seniority, but not clout

Sean Lengell | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

No congressional delegation will lose as much seniority and clout next year than Michigan. Of its four members who are retiring, three are chairmen of powerful committees. The fourth is the longest...