Political

(Undated) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is making rare comments on the use of torture. In comments that aired on FOX News' "Hannity," Scalia says there are situations that make this debate much tougher than it appears. The comments were made to a Swiss radio network...
(Washington, DC) -- The American public still doesn't think very highly of Congress. A new Gallup survey finds the public approval rating of Congress at only 15-percent this year. That's up a point from a record-low yearly average of 14-percent last year. Gallup notes that...
(Washington, DC) -- Here's a look at the top political stories of 2014: (Washington, DC) -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus cheered the GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate in November's midterm elections. In sweeping victories across the U.S., Republicans also...
(Washington, DC) -- Senators are back at work, trying to wrap-up the year's business and get home for the holidays. The House departed late last week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it's time to buckle-down. In a rare Saturday session, the Senate approved a more than one...
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. State Department is closely monitoring the hostage siege in Sydney, Australia. It's the middle of the night there, and an armed man has been holding several people inside a chocolate shop and cafe in the city's central business district since Sunday...
(Washington, DC) -- Democrats in the Senate will have a chance to confirm 24 Obama nominations before the Republicans take over in January. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid started advancing nominations Saturday while voting was held up on the federal spending bill. The Senate...
(New York, NY) -- With the cost of jet fuel dropping, Senator Chuck Schumer wants to know why airline ticket prices are rising. Schumer's asking the Justice Department to investigate why air travelers are paying ten-percent more for a ticket over the past five years. Schumer...
(New York, NY) -- New York's junior U.S. senator wants a ban on toxic toys. CBS New York reports Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is demanding that the Consumer Product Safety Commissioner take action to ban chemicals found in many popular toys. She says the dozens of chemicals...
(New York, NY) -- It's not often that the national September 11th Museum gets a surprise visit by a former president, but that's what happened last night. George W. Bush made an unannounced stop at the museum around six o'clock, taking a somber look at the exhibits, including "...