Political

(Washington, DC) -- New numbers from the Treasury Department show that the nation's budget deficit is falling. The May figure of 130-billion dollars is six percent less than it was in May of 2013. The deficit is the amount of growth in the nation's debt, which is estimated to be...
(Washington, DC) -- Eric Cantor will resign his post as House Majority Leader at the end of July. The Virginia Republican was stunned in a primary loss this week and will be out of Congress at year's end. The events have set off a leadership scramble in the House Republican...
(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is defending the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. In a House hearing, Hagel argued that it was absolutely necessary to rescue Army Sergeant Bergdahl in a trade for five Taliban commanders. Hagel said there were growing concerns that...
(Washington, DC) -- Senate Republicans are blocking a bill which aims to reduce the burden of student loan debt. A procedural vote to move the bill forward failed to hit a 60-vote threshold this morning in the deeply divided Senate. The Democratic bill would allow millions of...
(Washington, DC) -- Speculation is running rampant about who will replace Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader. Virginia's Cantor lost a re-election primary race in a stunning upset and will be out of Congress at year's end. He was upended by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat, a...
(Undated) -- The CIA is hosting a conference on the ethics of national security today at Georgetown University. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was the first featured speaker. He began by sharing stories about how the 9-11 attacks changed the nation's approach to national...
(Richmond, VA) -- There's a shocking upset in the Virginia primary election. Local economics professor Dave Brat has upset House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. It's the biggest win by a tea party challenger in this year's primaries. Former Republican vice-presidential candidate...
(Washington, DC) -- The House is moving forward on reforms of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. The House unanimously approved a hastily-crafted bill Tuesday allowing vets to get treatment outside the VA healthcare system. The Senate is working on similar legislation...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is taking to social media to promote his call for student loan relief. In a town hall-style event on Tumblr Tuesday, Obama noted that student loan debt exceeds one-trillion dollars in the U.S. Obama said going to college continues to be a very...