President Obama is reaching across the aisle to fill one of the top administration national-security posts for his second term.
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Thursday to the Environmental Protection Agency demanding to know whether Administrator Lisa Jackson used a secret email address to communicate within the agency.
Two top Democratic leaders in Congress said Thursday that raising the Medicare eligibility age is off the table in ongoing budget talks — and both say the White House has their back on the issue.
The Death Star petition on the White House website has gained enough signatures to merit a response from President Obama's administration.
While there are no negotiations scheduled with congressional leaders on the so-called "fiscal cliff," President Obama is conducting interviews Thursday with four television stations around the country to make his case for higher taxes on top earners.
Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said Wednesday that the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is 10 times bigger than the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals put together.
The ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee said Wednesday that he is growing increasingly concerned that House Speaker John A. Boehner is waiting to be re-elected to his leadership post next year before agreeing to a "fiscal cliff" deal with President Obama.
House Speaker John A. Boehner told three Republican members who were recently removed from their committees that there was no voting "scorecard" used to determine their assignments, as has been alleged by the congressmen claiming they were booted for bucking leadership on key votes.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has a short list of five finalists to replace the resigning Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, the state's largest newspaper reported Tuesday.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday the fiscal cliff talks are still stalled because President Obama hasn't come forward with a real plan.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye has been hospitalized while doctors regulate his oxygen intake, said his office Monday.
Stephen Colbert for Senate? If South Carolinians had their way, the political satirist, South Carolina native and host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" would be the Palmetto State's next U.S. senator, a new poll shows.
The latest Gallup polling shows more Americans are ready to shunt principles aside and accept a compromise deal to head off the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and automatic spending cuts looming at the beginning of January.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday she won't appoint a "placeholder" for the resigning Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, saying she wants her pick to be someone who would consider seeking re-election to the seat in 2014.
A foggy Monday in Washington left Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in an introspective mood Monday, as he opened the chamber's week by praising retiring Sen. Ben Nelson's hair.