Voters in New Jersey and Virginia signaled this week that they want consensus even when there's divided government, but politicians signaled back that hyper-partisanship is likely to remain the rule in Washington.
The U.S. Hispanic community demands a national leader to defend its interests, according to a Pew survey, but that search could prove impractical.
The Supreme Court pondered the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town's council meetings.
Two-term tea party Republican Rep. Jon Runyan of New Jersey has decided to retire rather than seek re-election next year, potentially opening up a battleground in a swing district.
Kathleen Sebelius testified Wednesday that the federal health exchange website remains up based on advice that shutting it down may not be best for fixing it.
Protesters wearing the white-faced Guy Fawkes masks that have become synonymous with the Occupy movement and Anonymous gathered in some 400 cities to voice opposition to political corruption, fracking and other causes.
The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.
Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration's health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a month ago, but pointed out that delaying the program won't put "cancer or diabetes or Parkinson's" on hold.
Colorado voters gave its support to two taxes on recreational marijuana sales.
Newly elected Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan started meeting with city and state officials to improve public safety.
New York City elected its first Democrat as mayor in more than two decades on Tuesday night.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe won Virginia's governor race in an extremely negative campaign.
Pundits believe that governors Susana Martinez and Chris Christie could make up Republican dream ticket for the 2016 election.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says writings under his name will be treated like academic papers "if it will make people leave me the hell alone" about plagiarism.
Elected officials from Arizona's border region want to make sure that technology, economics and ports of entry figure into the conversation about immigration reform.