Former Republican Congressman Rick Renzi was sentenced to three years in prison for convictions on public corruption and other charges.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling for a total review of all U.S. intelligence programs.
President Barack Obama will reportedly be presented potential reforms of the NSA's surveillance apparatus.
A federal judge has determined that new Texas abortion restrictions violate the U.S. Constitution.
President Obama contends that the FBI and other agencies need more money to do their jobs.
An idea is being floated to keep federal workers on the job if there is another federal shutdown.
European Union officials say U.S. surveillance efforts could affect upcoming U.S.-Europe trade agreements.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to face tough questions over the healthcare.gov roll out.
The Obama administration is asking Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions against Iran. It says a pause in the push to impose new penalties would give negotiators flexibility in talks now underway to get Iran to comply with demands it prove its nuclear program is peaceful.
The island state that helped make gay marriage a national discussion could be the next state to legalize it after more than two decades.
The HealthCare.gov website will be running properly by December, giving uninsured Americans time to sign up for health care, a White House adviser said Friday.
A Buncombe County, N.C., Republican Party official resigned over a remark on "The Daily Show" about "lazy black people" but stands by his comments.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, architect of the ambitious bid to cripple the new federal health care law during federal budget negotiations, is bringing his brand of conservatism to Iowa.
President Barack Obama is opening a six-week burst of fundraising for Democrats, offering an early look at how he'll frame the messy health overhaul rollout and recent government shutdown for donors and voters ahead of next year's pivotal midterm elections.
Former National Security Agency chief Michael V. Hayden learned a lesson about eavesdropping aboard an Amtrak train to Newark: Don't talk on the phone where people can hear you.