A new poll shows that a majority of American voters support raising the minimum wage and extending jobless benefits.
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Basketball superstar LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates, winners of back-to-back NBA titles, will visit the White House next week, the Obama administration announced Wednesday night.
A day after former Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized Vice President Joseph R. Biden as essentially worthless, the White House Wednesday allowed journalists to photograph Mr. Biden having lunch with President Obama.
Reps. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Carolyn McCarthy of New York will not seek re-election, Politico reported.
The head of the Democratic National Committee pounced Wednesday on news reports that link New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration to lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and raise additional questions about whether the closures were part of a politically fueled vendetta against a Democrat who refused to endorse Mr. Christie for re-election.
House Speaker John A. Boehner brushed aside the criticism that former Defense Secretary Robert Gates leveled against Congress in his new book, which also includes a harsh critique of the Obama administration.
Now immersed in his fourth visit to North Korea, Dennis Rodman and a cast of former basketball greats will stage an exhibition game before the isolated nation's most elite citizens on Wednesday, all to celebrate the 31st birthday of dictator Kim Jong-un. The world looks on, waiting for spectacle. Or something.
Rep. Luke Messer said Wednesday he is open to considering a two-tiered increase in the nation's minimum wage.
A record number people are now identifying themselves as independents, while the number of people that identify as Republicans has dipped to a new low, according to 25 years of Gallup polling.
A Democrat on the House Budget Committee said Wednesday that there is no reason for the proposed extension of unemployment benefits making its way through Congress to be offset with spending reductions elsewhere in the budget.
A top former adviser to President Obama said Wednesday that former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has done the nation a "disservice" by rolling out a new book that includes sharp critiques of the administration — in particular its approach to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Obama on Tuesday formally nominated Sen. Max Baucus as the next American ambassador to China, as well as nominees for nine other key posts.
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers sued the NFL over concussions Monday, the same day the proposed $765 million settlement in the case was filed in federal court.
It's not HealthCare.gov, but another government website — that of the Interior Department — has been down since Friday.
First lady Michelle Obama has lingered in lovely Hawaii for a few days to celebrate a noteworthy birthday - her pending 50th on January 17. And Mrs. Obama's transport home when the time comes? The question has been posed to White House press secretary Jay Carney.
State Delegate Barbara Comstock officially announced Tuesday she will run for Rep. Frank Wolf's seat when the Virginia Republican retires at the end of this term.
The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday it is launching radio ads against Democrats who said people could keep their healthcare plans under Obamacare, calling on voters to make it their New Year's resolution to hold these members of Congress accountable for the lie in the 2014 election.
Sen. Sherrod Brown downplayed the delayed test vote in the Senate over extending employment benefits, chalking it up to the delayed flights because of cold temperatures.
California state officials have been ordered to accept some 5,000 signatures in support of reversing a new gender-identity law, after having refused filings from two counties that they said were "filed" improperly.
Rep. Jim Gerlach announced Monday that he will not seek re-election — increasing the chances that Democrats can win the seat in the 2014 election.