The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to consider nominee Loretta Lynch for the position of U.S. attorney general.
President Obama praised outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base-Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., saying Hagel's greatest impact has been his own "example."
President Obama's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was asked how she would educate the public of the challenges facing police officers in the current climate of mistrust.
Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, said she does not agree with Obama's views on marijuana legalization saying, "It is not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support the legalization."
Jordan says it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman on death row for a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the administration's proposal to end tax benefits for college savings accounts known as 529s "was a distraction" and that it hoped to move forward with other parts of its plan.
A judge has tossed out the convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the American civil rights movement.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry said charges against him "cannot stand" and amount to a "criminalization of politics" in response to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed.
The Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two Israeli soldiers. The attack was an apparent retaliation for an airstrike that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.
President Reagan was supposed to give his State of the Union address that night, but instead spoke about about the Challenger explosion.
During an exchange with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) President Obama's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, said she would maintain independence if confirmed for the position.
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