Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in Gaza.

Boehner Says I Will Not 'Accept Responsibility' for the Senate's Inaction
  • Thu, July 31, 2014

Today, Speaker John Boehner pinned the blame for the child migrant crisis at the Southern border on President Obama. "Where's the president's proposal?" Boehner asked, responding to a question about whether Obama should act unilaterally to address the influx of child migrants. "The president says, give me $3.7 billion, but don't do anything to address the real problem on the border. ... I think that's totally irresponsible." House Republicans called an emergency 3 p.m. meeting and said votes are still possible before jetting out of town for the August recess.

Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit
  • Thu, July 31, 2014

President Barack Obama slammed congressional Republicans' vote to sue him over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell
  • Thu, July 31, 2014

Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor praised and thanked his colleagues in his farewell address to the chamber, but warned of the 'instability and terror' he sees coming from 'every corner of the globe.'

Suing Obama: GOP-led House Gives the Go-ahead
  • Thu, July 31, 2014

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit
  • Wed, July 30, 2014

Speaking at a rally in Kansas City, Missouri, President Barack Obama said, "Stop hating all the time," and called the lawsuit accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law a "political stunt."

Explosions Hit Another U.N. School in Gaza
  • Wed, July 30, 2014

The Gaza Health Ministry reports that at least 15 people were killed after artillery hit a school which had been converted into a United Nations shelter.

Rubio Discusses Immigration and Israel, Says "Cease-fire is When Hamas Ceases to Exist"
  • Wed, July 30, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke with Sean Hannity about the immigration crisis and about Israel's right to defend itself.

Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism
  • Wed, July 30, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry shrugged off widespread criticism in Israel of his efforts to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Hamas, saying he 'will not take a second seat to anyone' in his devotion to Israel's protection.

Sen. Leahy's Bill to Scale Back Government Surveillance
  • Wed, July 30, 2014

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) introduced a new surveillance bill on Tuesday that would ban bulk government collection and storage of telephone metadata under Section 215 of the law known as the Patriot Act. If passed, he said the bill “would represent the most significant reform of government surveillance authorities since Congress passed the USA Patriot Act 13 years ago.”

New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy
  • Wed, July 30, 2014

President Barack Obama announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.

House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border
  • Tue, July 29, 2014

House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

Watters' World: How Do Americans Grade Obama, Boehner?
  • Tue, July 29, 2014

Jesse Watters took to the streets of Newport, RI to see how people rank President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner on a scale of one to 10.

CNN Reporter: VA Reform Bill 'Misleading'
  • Tue, July 29, 2014

"Money has not been a problem at the VA. In fact, the Department of Veterans' Affairs has gotten just about every dime it has asked for over the last several years. This was, and remains, a management problem and how the money has been mismanaged."

July 29: AP's Top Stories
  • Tue, July 29, 2014

Two Israeli tank shells hit fuel tank of Gaza's only power plant; Wildfire near Yosemite five percent contained; Judge rules against Donald Sterling.