Chuck Hagel cleared a cloture vote by a wide margin on Tuesday, but the real winners in the battle over the defense secretary nominee could be the supporters of filibuster reform.
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Congressional staffers face layoffs and furloughs in two weeks, but Congress members made sure their own paychecks were safe when passing the “sequester law” in 2011.
Mitt Romney will make his first major public speech since his loss to President Barack Obama, in a return to the political spotlight. But another White House bid would be problematic, based on the past decisions of former losing presidential candidates.
Contributor Amy E. Feldman examines a case coming before the Supreme Court about the need for a search warrant to obtain DNA samples.
The fight between two historic dramas fighting for an Oscar, the movies “Lincoln” and “Argo,” has taken on the character of a bitter political campaign, with supporters pointing out flaws and dropping big bucks on promotion.