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lynch-012815.jpg Looking to move beyond the conflicts between her predecessor and Republican lawmakers, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch offered the new GOP-controlled Congress a fresh start in remarks as she began her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

dhsseal-012815.jpg While the Senate continues to debate legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Democrats are already looking ahead to the next fight over a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Hillaryclinton-012815.jpg Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is willing to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, according to the top Democrat on the panel.

scottwalker-012715.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to take a step toward a run at the White House on Tuesday.

Obama-011312_27Jan15.jpg With Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy showing a significant improvement, the results of a new Gallup poll show that President Barack Obama has also seen a notable boost to his job approval rating.

capitol-012715.jpg Facing opposition from most Democrats, a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 53 to 39 in favor of a measure limiting debate on the legislation but fell short of the 60 votes needed.

US President Barack Obama arrived in India for a three-day visit, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking protocol to personally receive the President at the airport. New Delhi is witnessing unprecedented security owing to the visit of the U.S. president. Several thousands of security personnel...

The U.S. President Barack Obama is traveling to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay respects to the new King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and family of late King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. US Vice-President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande will reach Riyadh today...

Arena_23Jan15.jpg Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Friday that the Democratic Party will hold its national convention the week of July 25, 2016.

MarcoRubio-012415.jpg While an official announcement is not expected for several weeks, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has reportedly begun taking concrete steps toward launching a campaign for president in 2016.

Obama-3-012315.jpg President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli Prime Minister's visit to the U.S. in March, the White House announced Thursday. National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said Obama's decision not to meet with Netanyahu reflects Israel's upcoming elections.

polarbears-012215.jpg While the Senate overwhelming voted Wednesday to agree that climate changes is real, the chamber fell one vote short of saying that human activity is a contributing factor.

uscapitol-062509_22Jan15.jpg In a surprise move, House Republican leaders canceled plans to hold a vote on a controversial anti-abortion bill due to opposition from some of their own members.

clintonpodium-012215.jpg While a lot can change before Election Day 2016, the results of a new Washington Post/ABC News poll show Hillary Clinton with double-digit leads over several potential Republican challengers.

With support cutting across party lines, a large majority of Americans back President Barack Obama's proposals for mandatory paid parental and sick leave. 81 percent of likely 2016 voters say that workplace rules to ensure equal pay, paid time off to care for family members and affordable child care...

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