Obama administration officials told senators they're struggling to keep up with the surge of child immigrants at the Southern border
The House speaker's planned lawsuit against the president puts a novel spin on the idea of checks and balances
When an earthquake shook Washington nearly three years ago, tons of stone came crashing down at the National Cathedral
Authorities are worried that terrorists could take advantage of new bomb-making practices and sneak an explosive device onto an international flight bound for America
Fixing the root of the problem could take years, former Customs and Border Patrol officials say
Bob Schieffer on the landmarks of U.S. history that occurred on Independence Day
Breaking down the vote in the big Mississippi GOP primary runoff that saw tough challenge from tea partier Chris McDaniel
Few think tea partiers have too much influence on their party, a new CBS News/New York Times poll reveals
Visiting a Denver bar on Tuesday night with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the president had a beer, played some pool, and received an unlikely offer
Danilo is fleeing Honduran gangs, but now faces deportation through the American legal system
President meets with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on how to deal with influx of unaccompanied migrant children; says he didn't visit the border because "this isn't theater"
A survey by Sen. Claire McCaskill's office finds that many schools have gone years without investigating sexual assault cases
The new Department of Housing and Urban Development head is Julian Castro, the Democratic mayor of San Antonio
Lawmakers accuse court of turning religious freedom law on its head, trying to "take us to the 19th century" with contraception decision
Blueprint promoted drug treatment programs and calls for an enhanced focus on preventing overdoses from opioids
The White House suggests a stop at the border would be little more than a photo-op, but Democrats and Republicans alike say Obama should go
Senators exasperated with the president's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened to act unilaterally
The president will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall - but the candidate won't be by his side.
Congressional investigators say amount may be even higher; Obama administration has brought it down by $21B since 2010
James Tuchschmidt tells nighttime House hearing he's "sickened by all of this"
The Texas senator is rallying behind tea party-backed Chris McDaniel to demand investigation into Sen. Thad Cochran's reelection victory
The independent Office of Special Counsel is examining 67 claims of retaliation against VA whistleblowers
The Republican National Committee is recommending Cleveland as the site for its upcoming presidential convention
Administration sends request to Congress to handle immigration crisis in an "aggressive and cost effective way"
The budget request for the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks is higher than several other House committees
The former Arkansas lawyer says she asked to be removed from the controversial rape case but had a "professional duty" to defend her client
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has asked the Justice Department to look into Cuba's potential connection to the smear campaign
The Texas governor demanded a "substantive meeting" and not "a quick handshake on the tarmac" while Obama is in Texas this week
Lower court challenges to the health care law are far from over, but they're relying on uncertain legal arguments
White House is expected to announce soon that it is investigating the matter; German Chancellor Merkel will want explanation
She says she appreciates that the Clinton didn't go after her in 2008, despite the Obama campaign's urging
The White House said that most are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries