President Obama has committed to putting the full force of his political brand behind Democratic Party efforts to gain seats in the House and prevent Republicans from snatching control of the Senate.
A traffic jam orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie's administration and responsible for days of gridlock in northern New Jersey doesn't seem to have endangered critically ill patients, to a comprehensive review by The Associated Press has found.
Venture capitalist Tom Perkins has an unusual plan to "change the world": He says only people who earn enough to pay taxes should have the right to vote -- and the more you earn, the more votes you get.
Women who want to go into politics must "grow skin like a rhinoceros," said former first lady and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Republicans were reluctant to help Democrats overcome a filibuster by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who set out to keep the Senate from even voting on the actual debt measure.
Conservative Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah have introduced a bill that would require the federal government to defer to the states on same-sex marriage.
President Barack Obama planned to address California's severe drought Friday on a visit to the water-starved state, and conduct an unusual West Coast meeting with Jordan's king to discuss stalled Middle East peacemaking and Syria's civil war.
In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia has become the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage.
The GOP's top priority is keeping its House majority and seizing the Senate, and the political strategy is simple -- talk incessantly about Obamacare, duck fights it can't win and ignore immigration reform.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart warned North Korea on Thursday against any possible aggression amid mixed signals from the North over returning to denuclearization talks and improved ties with the South.
Ted Cruz showed no mercy in forcing Republican leaders to cast a tough vote to clear a filibuster hurdle, exposing them to widespread criticism from primary challengers and outside groups.
More than 1.1 million people signed up for health insurance coverage through state and federal exchanges in January, including a rising number of young, healthy enrollees, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.
U.S. Rep. Gary G. Miller, R-Calif., will retire from Congress, handing Democrats a prime pickup opportunity in a left-leaning district.
Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked forced Republican leaders in the Senate to vote 'aye' on the crucial bill to raise the nation's borrowing authority without any brinksmanship.
Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been convicted of 20 charges of fraud for accepting payoffs for contracts.