By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
The Senate's delay on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary is giving outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta a bigger megaphone and more time to wage his outspoken campaign against automatic spending cuts he warns would "hollow out" the military.
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - William "Mo" Cowan of Massachusetts on Thursday became the Senate's newest member, but his tenure will be brief.
The 43-year-old Democrat took his seat after a swearing-in ceremony led by Vice President Joe Biden.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next defense secretary remains on track despite Republican demands for additional information about his paid speeches and business dealings, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said T
By JOAN LOWY and JOSHUA FREEDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government should reassess its safety approval of the Boeing 787's lithium ion batteries, the nation's top accident investigator said Thursday, casting doubt on whether the airliner's troubles can be remedied quickly.
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley on Thursday became the first Iowan to announce plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen.
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators tussled Thursday over whether Indian authorities should be able to prosecute non-Indians in domestic abuse cases, an issue that has delayed passage of legislation to renew the federal government's main law in the fight against domestic vio
By JASON STRAZIUSOAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Warning repeatedly of "consequences," the top U.S. diplomat for Africa on Thursday appeared to caution Kenyan voters against electing a president who faces charges for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Assertive even as he preached humility, President Barack Obama vowed to confront Republicans on the deficit and urged Democrats on Thursday to stick with him on guns and immigration.