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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Press For Vote On Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

A letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch’s nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.

03/05/2015

House Speaker John Boehner walks to the House floor March 3, 2015, to vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (credit: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without Conditions

The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.

03/03/2015

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will Not

Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.

03/02/2015

FILE -- Rudy Giuliani (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

In Wall Street Journal Piece, Giuliani Backtracks On His Obama Comments, But Doesn’t Apologize

At an event in New York last week, Giuliani said, “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.”

02/23/2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Feb. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS News)

Homeland Security Chief: Giuliani’s Remarks About Obama ‘Unfortunate’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he’s disappointed in former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for saying he doesn’t think President Barack Obama loves the United States.

02/22/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject a federal plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Don’t Cut Funds To Fight Heroin Trafficking

The New York Democrat said Sunday that Obama’s proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

02/22/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Loses Bid To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention To Philadelphia

Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention.

02/12/2015

President Barack Obama throws a football (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama: NFL Should Consider Refs Controlling Game Balls

President Barack Obama said until the Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game, he didn’t realize each team prepares its own footballs and brings them to the game.

02/01/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

01/29/2015

FILE -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Carolyn Maloney To Obama: ‘Thank You’ For Efforts Toward Paid Family Leave

Obama will order federal agencies to provide six weeks of paid parental leave to employees and is calling on state and local governments to do the same.

01/21/2015

Thousands of people make their way down Boulevard Voltaire from Place de la Republique en route to Place de la Nation, following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

White House Regrets Failure To Send Top US Official To Paris Rally

As world leaders linked arms and marched in defiance of terror attacks in Paris, there was one glaring absence: a high-level representative from the United States.

01/12/2015

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Victims Of Terror Attack On Paris Newspaper

Extra officers have been stationed at various locations throughout the city, including the French Consulate, since the attack Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

01/07/2015

A tribute is held for the late Stuart Scott, who passed away from his battle with cancer on January 4, 2015, before a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Reid Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stuart Scott Mourned By Colleagues, Athletes, President Obama

“You beat cancer by how you live. So live. Live. Fight like hell.” That fight ended Sunday when Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality, died at age 49.

01/05/2015

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

Cuban players celebrate after winning the gold medal against Nicaragua at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, in Veracruz, Mexico, on November 21, 2014.  (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

MLB ‘Closely Monitoring’ Revamped U.S.-Cuba Relations

MLB says it’s too early to tell how revamped relations between the U.S. and Cuba will affect the league.

12/17/2014

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