The man who's reportedly agreed to be the next Attorney General has impressive credentials from the Clinton administration, though that role could come back to haunt him.
Al Qaida released a new video that insults President-elect Barack Obama along racial as well as political lines.
A Democratic senator said Democrats are letting Senator Joe Lieberman keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite supporting Republican John McCain for president.
Members of the U.S. House and Senate and their colleagues-to-be are meeting to choose the next session's leaders and some committee chairmen in closed-door sessions.
Former presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain are promising to work together to "change the bad habits of Washington."
Senator Joe Lieberman appears increasingly likely to hold onto his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite supporting Sen. John McCain.