President eager to link Islamic terrorism solely to al-Qaeda, distance al-Qaeda from known active affiliates, then distance al-Qaeda from all recent attacks: "They did not direct the attacks in Benghazi or Boston."
Warning of a special prosecutor, hard grilling over the target list, threatening there will be "hell to pay": Will the comity last?
Judiciary Committee passes behemoth bill 13-5 after working through hundreds of amendments; opponents say fight is not over.
Latest is a longtime Democratic operative tasked with battling anti-Semitism who's spent years battling the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Democrats' background on the issue underscores their interest in turning the current scandal into a campaign finance narrative.
Denials of terror threat preceded the AP's bomb plot story; said one congressman in May 2012, "This is the funny season, this time of year."
At hearing today: "I've just been given a note that we have in fact confirmed that the deputy was the one who authorized the subpoena."
Some early indications from Capitol Hill even before news broke of the Justice Department actions that have mortified free-press advocates.
In first hearing on Boston bombings, former senator says "it was possible to have prevented" attack and questions why mosque that says it threw out Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn't report him.
Emotional testimony from former chargé d’affairs brings more questions about attack and a certainty: "The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya."
Deborah K. Jones on security crises at her sparsely attended hearing: "If you don't get the answers you need, you pick up the phone and speak to the people who are responsible for that."
But are congressional Democrats equipped -- or fully willing -- to deflect the blows for the Obama administration?
Resolution author Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) talks to PJM: "If we've had a Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop, we can certainly have one on Benghazi."
Yet the Defense Department tells Congress that this regime of daily threats and provocations would really just like to get along with us.
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), author of the Waste Whistleblower Protection Resolution, tells PJM Benghazi hearing can inspire others to call out departments putting politics over policy.
Even a key human rights group called out the president for trying to pin the blame for his unfulfilled 2007 promise on Congress.
Two-thirds of Senate implores Obama to take "direct action and involvement" to free 600,000 veterans from morass.
The week's five-committee offensive over a consulate attack cover-up is only getting hotter.
Despite that body's schooling on what a red line means, lawmakers are livid about the message Obama's sending.
Yet the Tsarnaevs slipped through the cracks as it was revealed Russia warned the CIA six months after warning the FBI.
Did politically correct "sensitivities" damn another probe into extremism with deadly results? PLUS: Napolitano says system "ping" caught Tsarnaev departure, but not return
Lawmakers argue over the need to get more intelligence out of the Chechen immigrant even as he can only scribble answers to investigators.
"Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info," tweets Boston Police Department.
Who would send a deadly ricin-laced letter to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)?
In a Congress where gun control and immigration are king, and in an administration that hasn't issued a terror alert since replacing Bush's color-coded system.