As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King now are faced with a particularly important opportunity - the chance to finally publicize this country's use of torture since 9/11. In December, the Intelligence Committee approved a 6,000-page report on the CIA's use of torture on post-9/11 detainees.
Garret Oliver has been brewmaster at The Brooklyn Brewery since 1994. He was the brewmaster at Manhattan Brewing before that and has served as editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer , written two other books on beer and continues to make a series of brews that gets all the beer geeks excited.
A divided U.S. Senate confirmed on Wednesday the nomination of William Orrick III , a former top immigration lawyer in President Obama's Justice Department , to the federal court in San Francisco.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday proposed major changes to military laws for sexual assault cases, backing a bill to prevent military commanders from handling sexual assault cases that involve their subordinates.
The White House and U.S. lawmakers went on the offensive against sexual assault in the armed forces on Thursday after a rash of scandals discrediting the military's efforts to stamp it out.
Maine's House and Senate members agreed that the Internal Revenue Service overstepped its bounds by subjecting conservative or tea party groups to more scrutiny.
The Red Hook Lobster Pound DC food truck welcomes hundreds of customers during lunch at Farragut Square, in Washington D.C., on Friday.
The U.S. Defense Department announced Tuesday that civilian shipyard workers, including those at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, will be exempt from furloughs imposed under sequestration.
Lawmakers from both parties unloaded on the Obama Justice Department yesterday for authorizing a sweeping info-grab of reporters' phone records as part of a national-security-leak investigation.
Guest Opinion: Air traffic controllers are back at work, but others are still squirming under the effects of the sequester.
Revelations that IRS civil servants used biased criteria to target conservative groups seeking tax exempt status is rightly drawing bipartisan outrage.
The allegations against the IRS have brought about suspicion and also have raised new questions, like how long could this have been going on? Also, who else was targeted? The list of who was targeted is getting longer and it's set off a political firestorm in Washington.
There are calls Tuesday morning for an independent prosecutor to look into whether the IRS singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
This weekend, after back-to-back revelations about Benghazi and the IRS, the public sentiment to impeach President Obama began to drift toward the Republican mainstream, with Sens.