Budget Committee Chairs Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) dismissed critics of the budget compromise reached last week, saying that the deal is step in the right direction in bitterly divided Congress.
Ryan said House Speaker John Boehner "just got his Irish up" when he lashed out last week at conservative groups who criticized the agreement for not going far enough in spending cuts. Paul said the groups are important for conservatives and he would prefer to keep the disagreements "within the family."
Gen. Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, said the U.S. government has not abused its power by utilizing wideranging surveillance programs and that Edward Snowden should be not be offered a deal because it could motivate future leakers.
In this week's Press Pass, Journalist Ari Shavit shares his interpretation of the story of Israel – its triumphs, downfalls, and its current state – in his new book, "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel."
President Barack Obama huddled with top technology executives at the White House Tuesday, with the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and the troubles of the federal health exchange website atop the agenda.
The stubborn snowfall plaguing the Northeast and the Midwest turned deadly Tuesday when New Hampshire police found the body of a man in the snow after a night of subzero temperatures.
A $636 million jackpot — the second-biggest lottery payout in U.S. history — will be split among at least two winners after tickets in California and Georgia matched all six winning Mega Millions numbers Tuesday night, lottery officials said.