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billoriley-030215.jpg Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly remains under fire amid accusations that he trumped up his role in covering international events. Only weeks after a Mother Jones article raised doubts about his claims that he was in the "warzone" during the Falklands War, the Washington Post noticed that O'Reilly once...

capitol-022715.jpg With little time to spare, the House voted late Friday to approve a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The House voted 357 to 60 in favor of the bill, which passed just two hours before the DHS was due to run out of funding at midnight.

capitol-022715.jpg While the Senate managed to pass a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the next eight months, the House failed to approve even a modest short-term extension.

capitol-022715.jpg Just hours before a midnight deadline, the Senate voted Friday to approve legislation providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate voted 68 to 31 in favor of the bill, which funds the DHS through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30th.

lynch-022615.jpg Despite opposition from a number of Republicans, Loretta Lynch's nomination as the nation's next Attorney General was cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Hilary-022615.jpg Further reinforcing Hillary Clinton's position as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, the results of a Quinnipiac University poll show the former Secretary of State with a substantial lead in an early look at the Iowa caucuses.

uscapitol-062509_25Feb15.jpg With a Friday deadline looming, the Senate took a big step toward providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday.

Justice-042412_25Feb15.jpg Three residents of Brooklyn, New York, have been arrested and accused of plotting to wage jihad on behalf of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, the Justice Department revealed on Wednesday.

scottwalker-022515.jpg While the 2016 Iowa caucuses are almost a year away, the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday show Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leading the way among potential Republican presidential candidates.

netanyahu-022515.jpg While Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republican leaders to speak to a joint session of Congress next week, the Israeli Prime Minister has declined to hold a separate closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats.

Obamasign-022415.jpg President Barack Obama on Tuesday shrugged off demands from Republican lawmakers and followed through on his pledge to veto legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

mcconnell-022415.jpg With funding for the Department of Homeland Security currently due to run out at the end of the week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has unveiled a new approach to breaking an impasse with Democrats.

Greece-EuropeanUnion-022015.jpg Following several days of negotiations, Greece has reached a deal with eurozone creditors to extend its bailout agreement for four months. A statement from the Eurogroup said the extension will give negotiators time to work out a possible follow-up arrangement.

USsoldier-060812_20Feb15.jpg As the U.S. engages in an escalating conflict against the terrorist group known as ISIS, the results of a Gallup poll show that Americans are split regarding the government's level of defense spending.

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