Politics

Censure effort could benefit Herrera Beutler

9:17 p.m. January 27
Experts: Reputation as a moderate may be advantageous

In a letter defending herself to the local Republican Party, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, touted her conservative stripes: an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association and a consistent pro-life voting record.

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Gowdy vows to 'ratchet up' Benghazi investigation

12:05 p.m. January 27

WASHINGTON — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

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Obama says U.S. must catch up to ensure drones are safe

10:16 a.m. January 27

WASHINGTON — The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.