Report: Obama Ousting CENTCOM Chief Mattis

"Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum's rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned," reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks.

Blunt: Obama Should ‘Legislate Realistically’

Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) issued a challenge Sunday to President Obama as he prepares to start his second term: lead. He particularly criticized Obama’s move to relaunch his re-election campaign as a nonprofit advocacy group for his second-term agenda, saying it undercut an opportunity to solve the country’s bigger problems.

Mr. Villaraigosa Goes to Washington

Feature: Potential cabinet replacement, friend of Charlie Sheen spouts clichés at the National Press Club

Standing in front of the klieg lights and news cameras at the National Press Club Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fielded a tough question.

Investing in Foreign Countries

House Committee finds Obama stimulus cash flowing to foreign companies

A House Energy and Commerce Committee report released on Thursday shows much of the money in a Department of Energy renewable-energy grant program has gone to foreign companies and has failed to produce many jobs.

Least Transparent Administration
in History

FOIA lawsuits rise under Obama, study shows

The number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits filed against the federal government has increased dramatically under the Obama administration, according to a December study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).