Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., announced her support for same-sex marriage on Wednesday, becoming the third Republican Senator to do so.
"I am a life-long Republican because I believe in promoting freedom and limiting the reach of government," Murkowski wrote in an op-ed piece. "When government does act, I believe it should encourage family values."
While on a visit to Berlin, President Barack Obama defended the controversial U.S. intelligence methods recently made public about the government monitoring emails and phone conversations of citizens.
Providing a potential boost to comprehensive immigration reform, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the immigration bill currently being debated in the Senate would result in a notable reduction to the federal budget deficit.
In a potential roadblock to comprehensive immigration reform legislation, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, indicated Tuesday that he would not bring a bill to the floor unless it is supported by a majority of House Republicans.
While Hillary Clinton has not officially announced her intention to run for president in 2016, the former Secretary of State has already picked up a high profile endorsement from Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
In a statement released on Tuesday, McCaskill announced her support for Ready for Hillary, an independent political action committee urging Clinton to run for president.
President Barack Obama has announced that the U.S. will provide $300 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The announcement came during Obama's meeting with G-8 leaders in Northern Ireland, which has largely focused on how to address the civil war between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Japan and Russia have agreed to speed up talks over four Russian-controlled islands off Hokkaido in northern Japan, which are claimed by Japan.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Japan this fall to help achieve the goal as per the agreement reached between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...
With just over a week to go before a special election in Massachusetts, the results of a new Boston Globe poll show Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., with a double-digit lead over Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's old Senate seat.
In an apparent backlash from the numerous scandals facing the administration, the results of a new CNN/ORC International survey released Monday showed a sharp drop in President Barack Obama's approval rating.
The poll found that 45 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president, down from 53 percent in a poll conducted last month.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Arizona cannot add a proof-of-citizenship requirement to standard voter-registration forms intended for nationwide use. USA Today reports that the Court ruled 7-2 against Arizona's proof of citizenship requirement.
Spending records are showing that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife used taxpayer money to pay for a substantial amount of personal items. The Washington Post reports that the governor and his wife billed taxpayers for body wash, sunscreen, dog vitamins and a digestive system "detox cleanse," and that they used state employees to run personal errands for their adult children.
Egyptian Opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei has said that he will not run for the presidency even if elections were held earlier than expected, as demanded by the political adversaries of President Mohamed Morsi.
"President Mohamed Morsi has to acknowledge his failure in ruling and therefore has...
Reinforcing Colorado's new role as a key swing state in presidential elections, the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll released Friday suggest that the state could see a tight race in 2016.
The Obama administration said Thursday that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has indeed used chemical weapons against its citizen uprising. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, "The intelligence community estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date."
In a potentially critical ruling for the biotechnology industry, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally-occurring human genes cannot be patented. The unanimous decision maintained that a DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated.