White House press secretary Jay Carney elicited groans and hoots from the press corps Monday as he sported a new beard at his first briefing of the new year.
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The Club for Growth is calling on lawmakers to oppose the three-month extension of unemployment benefits that the Senate is expected to vote on Monday.
Rep. Peter King criticized Sen. Rand Paul Monday for threatening to sue the Obama administration over the National Security Agency's controversial shopping program.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Monday left the door open to running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 and distanced himself from the people in his party that "write checks and don't check how much money is in the bank account."
One of the men seeking the GOP nomination for Nebraska's open Senate seat is proposing moving the capital from Washington to his home state, saying it would be an effective way to cut out the lobbyists and special interests that have turned Capitol Hill into an ATM dispensing taxpayers' money.
Part of President Obama's birthday gift to his wife is extra time away from himself, and from Washington.
Political pollster reveals U.S. voters support Redskins team name, deem Cowboys their 'least favorite'
Pollsters who concentrate on politics rarely go into sports issues. Not so Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina-based group that typically concentrates on state and national elections and the proverbial horse race. Their exception is an annual survey of attitudes about the NFL, posed to more than 700 registered voters nationwide.
Sen. Bernard Sanders sent a letter Friday to NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander demanding to know whether, in its broad records collections, the secret spy agency has gathered information from members of Congress.
Puff, puff ... nah, I'll pass: That's apparently the sentiment of half of likely voters in the country as Colorado begins the public sale of marijuana for recreational use this week.
Six in 10 likely U.S. voters say the federal government should cut spending to deal with the nation's current economic problems, a new poll shows.
The old, weird drug culture from the days of Timothy Leary and 1960s hippie clans has taken on a new identity - and a major newspaper is involved. Welcome to "The Cannabist" - a splashy news site created by The Denver Post, and dedicated to the art and culture of marijuana.
It appears both gun control and gun rights activists in Washington could have a say at the ballot box on whether the so-called "gun show loophole" that allows private dealers to sell guns without conducting background checks should be closed.
Dr. Ben Carson's weekly opinion column in The Washington Times will now be syndicated nationwide with Creators Syndicate, the newspaper announced Friday.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, and 70 percent aren't confident the federal government will make progress on important problems and issues in the country in 2014.
Though the Obama administration hasn't provided specific demographic details on who has signed up for health insurance through the president's health care law, it's clear from heavy advertising campaigns that so-called "young invincibles" are among the most coveted.
President Obama eventually embraced and used the term "Obamacare," a word opponents of his signature health care law — formally called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — began employing during the legislative debate and after it passed in 2010.
New Hampshire state Rep. David Campbell has apologized for running over some ducks that didn't get out of the way of his BMW on Dec. 23, saying that the incident was accidental and unintentional.
Calling attention to a crime that affects one out of six American women, President Obama on Tuesday signed a proclamation observing January as "National Stalking Awareness Month."
Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, said that if extending unemployment benefits for an estimated 1.3 million people who were cut off on Dec. 28 requires finding spending offsets elsewhere, Congress "can and should" ferret out the savings to do it.
Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, says his New Year's Resolution for 2014 is to improve an area of what he called his own "dismal performance" in 2013: baseball trivia.