A White House staffer walks Bo, foreground, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2013. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Abaca Press/MCT)
President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 12, 2013. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/SIPA via Abaca Press/MCT)
From left, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talk prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 12, …
In this July 28, 2010, file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Authorities say that Giffords was shot in the head on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 while meeting with constituents in her district in the area around Tucson.
Rep. Lamar Smith, expected to become chairman of the Judiciary Committee as Republicans take control of the House, says his panel's aim will be to "discourage illegal immigration, human smuggling and drug trafficking."
The Nationals' Miguel Batista, an ex-D-back who filled in for rookie Stephen Strasburg, pitched five shutout innings to beat Atlanta. Batista endured boos but said "we have to make sure the kid is fine."
A group of Boy Scouts readies for the march ahead during the organization's Grand Centennial Parade in Washington. The parade was Sunday. The national jamboree, which starts today, is on grounds of the Army's Fort A.P. Hill.
Scouts watch the parade as it proceeds down Constitution Avenue. The jamboree has been held every four years since 1981.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, with U.S. Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein, left, and Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Jacek Najder. Feinstein and Najder on Saturday signed an amendment to an agreement between the U.S. and Poland concerning ground-based ballistic missile intercept…