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 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.
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.
House Speaker John Boehner blames the president, Senate for the 113th Congress' lack of productivity.
Senator Harry Reid predicts Congress will pass legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker fired an aide over demeaning tweets about Hispanics.
GOP Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has carved a considerably more favorable impression among California voters than Republican Party contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new Field Poll.
ALEC, an influential lobbying network of Republican politicians and big businesses, is trying to ward off a looming funding crisis by appealing to major donors that have abandoned it over its policy on gun laws in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing sputters and crashes.
U.S. Speaker John Boehner has hired a policy director on immigration reform.
A Republican U.S. senator is telling a London audience that he fears an international agreement with Iran will let that nation keep pursuing nuclear weapons.
Vice President Joe Biden said the U.S. remains "deeply concerned" at China's newly declared air defense zone, as he met with Japanese leaders in Tokyo on Tuesday.