President Obama defended the weekend nuclear agreement with Iran, declaring that the U.S. "cannot close the door on diplomacy."
The Pentagon is urging Afghan President Hamid Karzai to change his mind and sign a security pact that would allow U.S. troops to stay in the country beyond a 2014 withdrawal deadline.
Republican and Democratic leaders alike said they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare strong economic penalties in case the accord falls apart.
For more than half a century, Republicans and Democrats rallied around a defense bill to pay the troops, buy ships and planes and set military policy, but now they can't even agree on votes.
Minnesota and other states that built their own websites are trying to separate themselves from the crush of bad publicity surrounding the federal health insurance exchange.
Sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, European Union officials said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its uranium program.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone was tapped by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, not just by the U.S., a German magazine said.
For 51 years of war and peace, Republicans and Democrats rallied around a bill to pay the troops, buy ships and aircraft and set military policy. Last week, the Senate couldn't even agree on votes.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday there are "good things happening in our economy," but "a reckless few" are undermining further recovery.
The National Security Agency wants to dramatically increase its ability to spy on the Internet, a document the agency wrote last year says.
Obama administration officials were upbeat that Healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance website, will weather an expected year-end crush of customers.
Afghanistan continued to rebuff a security pact allowing U.S. forces to stay in the country, although Secretary of State Kerry warned that the U.S. may leave if a deal isn't finalized by the end of the year.
Trey Radel, a Florida Republican congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, is taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity.
Members of Congress like to boast that they will have the same health care enrollment experience as constituents struggling with the balky federal website, because the law they wrote forced lawmakers to get coverage from the new insurance exchanges.
U.S. Senate confirmation votes on President Obama's nominees for the Federal Reserve, the FHFA and Homeland Security could come in December since the chamber changed its rules, a White House official said.