Ted Cruz said a 'responsible president' would threaten force to end Iran's nuclear program and should at least arm Israel with bunker busters.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed Lt. Gov. John Walsh to complete the term of Max Baucus, who won confirmation as the new U.S. ambassador to China.
Americans for Prosperity unleashed two more rounds of ads attacking President Obama's health care law, bringing to $27 million the amount it has poured into an aggressive campaign to blister the law and Democrats who supported it ahead of the midterm elections.
How Washington policymakers respond to the improvements in the economy may sow the seeds for more cooperation in Washington -- but don't count on it.
The House Ethics Committee is reviewing misconduct allegations against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives.
Labor unions and deep-pocketed donors promoting liberal causes have overtaken conservative billionaires in the race to fund super PACs, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
The Senate easily confirmed Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday to become ambassador to China, handing the job to a lawmaker well-versed in U.S. trade policy but with little expertise about other issues that have caused tensions with Beijing.
A Republican filibuster Thursday blocked passage of a Senate extension of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
House Speaker John Boehner promised Thursday that the GOP-controlled House won't miss a late-February deadline to increase the government's borrowing cap.
James Carville, Democratic strategist and former aide to Bill Clinton, has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, the network announced Thursday.
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he'll have trouble getting immigration legislation passed this year because President Obama can't be trusted to enforce the law.
Wendy Davis has joined her top Republican gubernatorial rival in supporting a proposed "open carry" law that would allow people with concealed handgun licenses to wear a pistol on their hip in public.
The federal government says it will temporarily suspend sales of U.S. Treasury securities to state and local governments starting at noon on Friday, its first step to avoid breaching the nation's borrowing limit this year.
House Speaker John Boehner urged Republicans to consider linking a debt-ceiling extension to restoring certain military benefits, the Washington Post reported.
Sandra Fluke, who became a liberal hero for standing up tonasty name-calling from Rush Limbaugh, won't run for Congress in California after all. She'll seek a state Senate seat instead.