First lady Michelle Obama tops a new poll of the "hottest" political and public figures in the U.S., scoring higher than her husband.
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Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana Republican, said he doesn't agree with President Obama on much, but he appreciated the president's comments Thursday urging the National Football League to solve its labor dispute.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. walked out of Thursday's high-stakes negotiations to stop a government shutdown and said the conversations will continue — but he won't actually be part of them since he leaves this weekend for major negotiations with European leaders.
A Holocaust survivors group says it will protest outside a South Florida fundraiser for Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday— an event President Obama is scheduled to attend — because they say he broke a promise to them.
If Wisconsin were to redo its November 2010 gubernatorial election, Republican Gov. Scott Walker would lose to his Democratic rival Tom Barret, a new poll shows.
A West Virginia congresswoman said she will seek a posthumous honor for Frank Buckles: She wants the body of the last remaining World War I veteran to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol.
As Republicans and Democrats in Congress haggle over spending cuts, most voters would rather have a partial shutdown of the federal government than see spending continue at current levels, a new polls shows.
Rep. Patrick McHenry, appearing on America's Morning News Monday, said the $4 billion concession from Senate Democrats on budget cuts is just the beginning.
Voters are closely divided on whether Republicans in Congress or Democrats and the White House are doing the better job in the current battle over a new federal budget plan, according to a new poll.
While voters are questioning how President Obama is handling the economy, most still blame his predecessor for the problems the nation faces, a new poll says.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesn't foresee a battle in his state similar to the one raging in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's proposed legislation to curtail collective bargaining rights for most state employees.
Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown, an original tea party darling who has broken at times with the conservative movement since winning a special election last year, further distanced himself from the tea party Tuesday by saying "I'm not a social crusader."
A freshman House member has some pointed advice for the upper chamber: Cut your vacation short and get back to work.
Sen. John Thune said Tuesday he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination this year, making it likely no sitting senator will be part of the GOP's fray.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has submitted her first two bills of the new Congress and she is taking seriously Republicans' new requirement that all bills cite the appropriate constitutional authority that gives lawmakers the power to act.