The Senate voted Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed but it's prospects are cloudy at best.
Vice President Joe Biden has sworn in Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new head of the Small Business Administration.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said "Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA" during the Bush administration.
Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for state senator in Connecticut in his first bid for public office.
The White House is considering putting a moratorium on all selfies with President Barack Obama after Samsung used his selfie with Red Sox player David Ortiz as a promotional stunt.
Potential Republican contender Jeb Bush said some illegal immigrants come to the U.S. to provide for their families out of an 'act of love'.
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.
President Barack Obama says the Republican budget proposal would shrink opportunity and make it tougher for hard-working Americans to get ahead.
Young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents could find a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military in a plan pushed by House Republicans, with backing from immigration overhaul supporter Luis Guiterrez, an Illinois Democrat.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa says that instead of allowing children of undocumented immigrants to join the military, the U.S. should tell them, "We have a bus for you to Tijuana."
Revelations of a secret U.S. government cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the communist country's official media as proof that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to stir up unrest.
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia thinks members of Congress are underpaid at $174,000 a year -- twice what the average household in Washington brings in, with lots of vacation time.
The Obama administration will reevaluate its role in Middle East peace talks after actions by Israel and the Palestinians brought the negotiations to virtual collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations under the Bush administration, and the White House said it would order full cooperation from intelligence officials.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said at the Women of the World summit that excessive partisanship in the U.S. political system is marching the U.S. "backwards instead of forward" and cited a need to "get back to evidence-based decision-making."