Washington (CNN) - There was a heated exchange at the confirmation hearing for Homeland Security Secretary designate Jeh Johnson, but it had nothing to do with questions over his qualifications or politics, but rather questions over his questionnaire.
"I'm extremely disturbed by the responses to the questionnaire," Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said in his opening statement. "Either the legislative staff or the White House has cut and pasted identical answers to 23 questions in your response. Identical responses to that of other nominees."
Washington (CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules aimed at limiting the amount of carbon pollution coming from new power plants.
The standards, which would set separate limits for natural gas and coal power plants, are being called the first uniform national limits for new plants.
Washington (CNN) - Two airlines say passengers who won't be able to attend President Obama's speech tonight can fly home early without paying change fees.
The last night of the Democratic National Convention, including the president's speech, was scheduled to be outside in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. However, severe weather forecasts prompted organizers to move it inside to the much smaller Time Warner Cable Arena where the rest of the convention has been held.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan showed off the campaign's new planes shining in the bright Florida sun Friday, but the aircraft are hardly brand new.
The Republican presidential candidate's aircraft is a MD-83 built by McDonnell Douglas in 1990, according to FAA records.
Washington (CNN) – Gabrielle Giffords' final piece of legislation is now law.
President Barack Obama signed the bill in the Oval Office at the White House on Friday with the former Arizona congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, looking on.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - The razor thin election for mayor of Atlanta is headed to a recount.
Tuesday city councilwoman Mary Norwood made the official request to the Fulton County, Georgia election department.
The official vote totals from the December 1 runoff place former state senator Kasim Reed ahead of Norwood by 715 votes out of 84,383 votes cast.