Federal prosecutors have ramped up their criminal investigation into allegations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's aides created traffic jams as political payback.
The federal government's privacy board has rebuked President Obama over the National Security Agency's mass collection of U.S. phone data, saying the program violates even the loose standards of the Patriot Act.
Sanctions against Iran are illegal and weaken international law, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman is mounting a long-shot challenge against Senate minority whip John Cornyn but has made virtually no public appearances in Texas. Now, he's stopped showing up for his day job, too.
President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposal will be a month late because of congressional delays in passing a 2014 budget, the White House said Thursday.
Acrimony broke out almost immediately with the start of the peace conference on Syria, punctuated by a testy exchange between the Syrian foreign minister and the leader of the U.N.
Virginia's attorney general has joined a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the ban is discriminatory and that marriage is a fundamental right.
The U.S. will likely bump up against the debt ceiling earlier than previously predicted, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said, setting the stage for another fiscal showdown.
California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly raised eyebrows last week with a new campaign video alongside actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso, who thinks communists pose a threat to the U.S.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez wound up her state of the state address with a plea for bipartisanship, though common ground may be hard to find on some of the issues she brought up.
House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit California's drought-stricken Central Valley on Wednesday to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief -- and halting restoration of the San Joaquin River.
Thousands of abortion opponents are facing wind chills in the single digits to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalized abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury Department official, says he will focus on education and the economy if elected governor of California.
Hispanic leaders, who are usually aligned with Democrats, are giving Republican Gov. Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt.
The Syrian government opened peace talks in Switzerland by accusing western powers of backing terrorism in the beleaguered country.