Republicans and Democrats are bracing for bruising primaries as five candidates begin to campaign in earnest to fill the United States Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry.
The decision to release hundreds of immigrants from detention centers was made by officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a White House spokesman said.
Calling a truce in the partisan battles, the House passed a far-reaching extension of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday. It now goes to President Obama for his signature.
The next phase of President Obama’s evolution on gay marriage may come with the deadline for his administration to weigh in on a landmark Supreme Court case that could determine whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed.
The U.S. economy grew at a 0.1 percent annual rate from October through December, the weakest performance in nearly two years.
Two high-tech luxury jets that the FBI convinced Congress were needed for the fight against global terrorism have instead been used to ferry around Attorney General Eric Holder and his predecessors, as well as FBI Director Robert Mueller, according to a government report released Thursday.