President Barack Obama says it's not right that businesses that treat their employers fairly can be undercut by competitors who don't.
Obamacare opponents have run more than 30,000 television ads attacking the health law and Democratic candidates who support it, primarily in states whose residents stand to benefit the most from the law.
President Obama's move to make more workers eligible for overtime pay is seen by Democrats as a potent midterm election issue and condemned by Republicans and business leaders as presidential overreach.
Republicans warn that any moves President Obama makes to bypass Congress to ease deportations of illegal immigrants illegally in the U.S. would severely hurt chances of overhauling immigration laws.
With little hope of halting a vote to separate Crimea from Ukraine, the West is readying harsh sanctions on Russia for what U.S. officials describe as Moscow's undermining the new government in Kiev.
Right Sector, so far known for street thuggery in Kiev and providing an excuse for Russian incursion in Crimea, is trying to turn itself into a political party.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says West must remain consistent in responding to breaches in international law while keeping the door open for talks with Russia on Ukraine.
Bipartisan Senate bargainers struck a compromise renewing expired unemployment benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the upper house said Thursday.
The $1 billion loan guarantee the U.S. promised to Ukraine, along with sanctions against Russia, has been hung up due to Republican objections to a part of the bill that would expand IMF lending capacity.
The White House acknowledged it was aware of a Central Intelligence Agency report saying Senate staffers committed a crime by taking documents from a CIA computer.
Russia risks "massive" economic and political damage if it keeps to its course in Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, while President Obama reiterated that the U.S. will "apply costs" on Moscow if it doesn't get out of Crimea.
The European Union has agreed on a framework for sanctions on Russia in a stronger response to the Ukraine crisis than many expected.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has switched places with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac presidential preference poll released Thursday.
President Obama met with Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Oval Office to discuss the threat to Ukraine's "territorial integrity and its sovereignty."
Attorney General Eric Holder gave his OK to a proposal for shorter prison sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers.