President Barack Obama planned to address California's severe drought Friday on a visit to the water-starved state, and conduct an unusual West Coast meeting with Jordan's king to discuss stalled Middle East peacemaking and Syria's civil war.
In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia has become the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage.
The GOP's top priority is keeping its House majority and seizing the Senate, and the political strategy is simple -- talk incessantly about Obamacare, duck fights it can't win and ignore immigration reform.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart warned North Korea on Thursday against any possible aggression amid mixed signals from the North over returning to denuclearization talks and improved ties with the South.
Ted Cruz showed no mercy in forcing Republican leaders to cast a tough vote to clear a filibuster hurdle, exposing them to widespread criticism from primary challengers and outside groups.
More than 1.1 million people signed up for health insurance coverage through state and federal exchanges in January, including a rising number of young, healthy enrollees, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.
U.S. Rep. Gary G. Miller, R-Calif., will retire from Congress, handing Democrats a prime pickup opportunity in a left-leaning district.
Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked forced Republican leaders in the Senate to vote 'aye' on the crucial bill to raise the nation's borrowing authority without any brinksmanship.
Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been convicted of 20 charges of fraud for accepting payoffs for contracts.
After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, legislation to let the government borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday for President Obama's signature.
Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico presented a bill to admit Puerto Rico the 51st state amid an economic crisis that many blame on contention over the island's political status.
A defense lawyer says a verdict has been reached in the corruption case against former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.
Sen. Rand Paul's political action committee announced he will file a class-action lawsuit against President Obama and top officials in the National Security Agency on Wednesday.
For many Cuban-Americans, the question of Cuba has become a balancing act as they weigh how to help the Cuban people against their own desire not to do anything that would prolong the Castro government.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wants the White House to withdraw the nomination of a political donor to be ambassador to Argentina, saying turmoil there demands a career diplomat.