The tense and intriguing international saga of an 85-year-old Palo Alto grandfather with a heart condition and a top-secret past came to an end late Friday when North Korea released Merrill Newman after 41 days in custody.
Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has decided to seek a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, his office confirmed Friday.
Halfway through a nine-month plan to forge a Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, whose state has had success applying the Affordable Care Act, says Democrats should embrace affordable health care, not run from it.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., signed up for health insurance under the new law, but wasn't thrilled with the experience.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, also the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released this statement about the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson in Idaho and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
Congressional negotiators are seeking a modest deal before the end of the year to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs, but the going is getting rough.
The National Security Agency gathers nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones -- and their users -- according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track individuals in ways previously unimaginable.
The White House corrected itself Thursday, saying President Obama had met his Kenyan uncle despite previously believing he had not.
Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping that China's air defense zone in the East China Sea has created "significant apprehension" in the region.
Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts pledged to finish her term, putting an end to speculation that she was considering a bid for the White House in 2016.
The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, arguing that economic growth will slow when more than a million people lose assistance at the end of the month.
House Speaker John Boehner blames the president, Senate for the 113th Congress' lack of productivity.