Political

(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is in Jordan today on his swing through the Middle East. The State Department says Kerry is scheduled to speak with King Abdullah about growing tensions in Jerusalem and the fight against the Islamic State. Jordan recalled its...
(Washington, DC) -- The Senate and House return today to start wrapping-up the year's work in a lame duck session. Newly-elected members won't be sworn-in until January but they'll be at the Capitol this week for orientation. Republicans regained control of the Senate in the...
(Washington, DC) -- A Senate hearing will look at the U.S. response to the Ebola threat today. U.S. Health Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell tops a witness list that includes CDC Director Thomas Frieden and Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health. Homeland Security...
(Washington, DC) -- The Senate and House returned Tuesday to start wrapping-up the year's work in a lame duck session. Newly-elected members won't be sworn-in until January but they'll be at the Capitol this week for orientation. Republicans and Democrats will also select their...
(Arlington, VA) -- Vice President Joe Biden calls veterans the heart, soul and spine of the USA. In a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Biden said veterans are the most tested and trusted of all Americans. He singled out military members of the 9-11...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is asking the FCC to put the "strongest possible rules" into place to ensure net neutrality. Obama wants the FCC to prohibit deals that would allow content providers to pay more to ensure smooth delivery of their content. FCC Chairman Tom...
(Beijing) -- President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are getting together in Beijing. The White House says the two leaders held three separate meetings today on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. They talked about Iran, Syria and Ukraine...
(Washington, DC) -- The FCC says it's ready to set Internet traffic rules once and for all. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler welcomed President Obama's comments about "net neutrality," and said the agency must take the time to set some rules. On Monday, Obama said higher-fee Internet...
(Undated) -- One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act says it never would have been signed into law if the voters had known more about it. Economist Jonathan Gruber made his comments at a conference last year, and they are getting attention now because a video of...