The United States is holding about 2,500 detainees captured in operations against al Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist forces, President Obama told congressional leaders in a letter Thursday.
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The White House is rejecting a new bipartisan proposal to overhaul Medicare, arguing that it would undermine the health care program for seniors, causing it to "wither on the vine."
President Obama on Thursday rapped members of Congress for any suggestion that they would leave town without extending the payroll tax cut or shut down the government.
South Carolina tea party supporters are denying suggestions by aides of Rep. Michele Bachmann that Newt Gingrich is paying off members of the grass-roots movement in exchange for their support, calling the charge bogus.
Rick Perry thew another punch in the increasingly feisty Republican presidential fight on Thursday, tagging the two GOP front-runners as "political insiders" and casting himself as the outsider in the race.
Looking to seize the political high ground in Iowa, Newt Gingrich is releasing his second television ad in the state, calling for solutions to the nation's challenges and accusing his rivals of being more interested in slinging mud at one another than moving the nation forward.
Since President Obama's health-care law gave 20-somethings more access to their parents' coverage last year, young adults are no longer the age group with the highest uninsured rate.
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday officially invited President Obama to deliver the traditional State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 24.
Two years after Republicans blasted Democrats for pushing through massive legislation without giving lawmakers time to read it, the No. 2 Democrat in the House said the GOP itself is doing the same thing with the payroll tax cut.
An Ohio watchdog group says House Speaker John A. Boehner's political team was the primary decision maker behind the drawing of the state's new congressional map — a move the group says was done to benefit Republican election and fundraising efforts.
The White House said Tuesday it will veto a payroll tax cut extension being prepared by House Republicans, with President Obama insisting the bill also must raise taxes on the wealthy rather than cut government spending.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman said Tuesday he believed the war in Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 eventually led to the democratic uprisings of the Arab Spring because it provided proof that dictators can be overpowered.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged his supporters Tuesday to avoid initiating attacks on the other Republican presidential candidates and called on his rivals to do the same.
An impressive 7.6-million TV viewers tuned in to watch Saturday night's Republican presidential debate — the most-watched GOP debate this year.
Popular conservative radio host Michael Savage is poised to offer Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the Republican presidential nomination contest, warning that the former House Speaker is unelectable and if he becomes the party's nominee he will come off as a "fat, old, white man" on his way to losing the 2012 election to President Obama.