Fueled by a close call on a runway two years ago involving a U.S. senator, general aviation pilots will soon have increased leverage when facing FAA disciplinary action under a bill awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.
Senate Republicans have an internal memo from the Department of Homeland Security that they say shows the Obama administration "conspiring" and "scheming" to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday kicked off what has become a ritual for modern high court nominees: making the rounds of key senators' offices on Capitol Hill while saying little to a boisterous press corps in tow.
The Senate is set to vote Thursday on what promises to be the first override of a veto by President Bush, with members expected to authorize $23 billion in new water projects over the president's objections.
These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. As of 2006, the murder rate was up by 6.7% in cities of a million or more. Some of the cities where that increase took place: • Phoenix • Miami • San Diego • Oakland, California • Corpus Christi, Texas • Grand Rapids, Michigan • Reno, Nevada • Little Rock, Arkansas Overall crime was up nationwide by 1.3% in 2006 Robberies rose 6% in 2006 Rapes dropped 2% in 2006 Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Republicans, who can be annoyingly boastful about their love of flag, country and military service, were forced to choose for their party's 2000 presidential nomination between two men who had worn the nation's uniform during the Vietnam War.
In hearings that sometimes grew contentious, the Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony Tuesday on the prison abuse scandal in Iraq. Two members of the committee, Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island, later spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
A Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee dismissed Tuesday the outrage over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops, saying Iraqis depicted in widely broadcast photographs probably had "blood on their hands."