Brennan was widely expected to gain Senate approval for the job. But his nomination has come to stand as a proxy for the Obama administration's secretive and controversial targeted killing policy.
Another group of Fort Riley soldiers is home with their families, reuniting with their loved ones Wednesday after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
Brennan, approved by committee, still faces battle from Republicans.
A group of elementary students got a rare opportunity to visit Fort Riley for an inside look at what soldiers do on a daily basis at the installation as they train for combat.
President Obama and Capitol Hill leaders are set to meet Friday, but hopes for progress are low. Senate rejects competing Democratic and Republican alternatives to the current cuts.
Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty to 10 charges, but not the most serious one, in what officials say is the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history.
President Obama is set to meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. GOP plan would require Obama to submit alternative cuts to Congress by March 15th.
ICE's decision to release immigrant detainees because of budget cuts is being criticized. Republicans say the move puts the public at risk. White House says it had no input in the decision.
An organization of thousands of soldiers and veterans now has a new home base near Fort Riley, uniting those who have served in the 1st Infantry Division.
Military leaders say readiness will be compromised if the cuts take full effect. Republicans seek to blame President Obama and Democrats for the situation. The two sides remain divided over taxes as part of the solution.
The decorated Vietnam veteran faced a bruising confirmation battle, but that could quickly be overshadowed by forced spending cuts taking effect this week.
Washington's governor said one tank at the Hanford nuclear site was leaking. One week later, he now says six tanks are leaking radioactive waste, calling the news "disturbing".. saying the leaks pose "no immediate health risks," but do pose concerns.
Hard-line Islamist groups like the Nusra Front are becoming more popular in Syria. They're fighting the Syrian regime while providing social services for Syrian civilians. The United States blacklisted the Nusra Front in December, labeled it terrorist.
163 deaths from Syrian violence reported, including 48 in one aerial raid near DamascusSyrian general, Lebanese former minister accused of plotting terror, moving explosives from Syria. The government blamed "terrorists" for an attack on a sports stadium.