Sen. Elizabeth Warren cemented her growing reputation as a champion of Main Street on Tuesday with a wide-ranging speech challenging the Obama administration to take on Wall Street and break up its "too-big-to-fail" banks.
Some lawmakers think automatic spending cuts known as sequestration haven't been as harsh as advertised -- but the second round will be far worse.
The FBI investigation of state Sen. Ron Calderon puts California's struggling film and television industries in an awkward position.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an Oklahoma law to require a woman to undergo an ultrasound test just before terminating a pregnancy, upholding a ruling by the state's high court that the law is unconstitutional.
Former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the new health insurance law.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act can't be enforced unless Congress comes up with an up-to-date formula for deciding which localities still need federal monitoring.
Just three years ago the Tea Party was riding high, but if recent elections in New Jersey and Virginia are any indication, the fractious faction has lost support even in the Republican Party.
U.S. voters are evenly split in favoring ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as presidential candidates, Rasmussen Reports said, though neither has indicated whether they'd seek the nomination.
A bill to increase federal monitoring of pharmacies that custom-mix medications first has to clear a hurdle: Louisiana Sen. David Vitter in his ongoing campaign to discredit Obamacare.
The chair of the Democratic National Committee said Terry McAuliffe's election as governor of Virginia was based on his emphasis on jobs creation versus a candidate who stressed "Tea Party extremism."
Gov. Chris Christie offered his Republican Party a prescription to win over Hispanic and black voters: show up.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were unified on an Iran nuclear deal during weekend talks in Geneva but Iran wouldn't accept it.
Sen. Lindsey Graham reiterated his threat to block two of President Obama's nominees despite CBS retracting a story on the Benghazi attack that the South Carolina Republican cited when making his threat.
The health care law's seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy, helping them to move past the government-shutdown debacle and focus on a theme for next year's elections.
Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the Federal Reserve is drafting rules to close large insolvent banks without bringing down the broader financial system, one of many steps regulators must take to prevent another financial crisis.