House Budget chairman Paul Ryan (R) has put out a report that blames anti-poverty programs for steering people away from work. In the past, Democrats have been willing to talk some changes, but not now. It's election season.
First lady Michelle Obama joined the 'Tonight Show' host on a different kind of interview couch Thursday night – in the basement set of a spoof talk show called 'Ew!,' with Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell in drag.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) faces questions over documents depicting aides' illegal campaign activity during his first campaign for governor. Walker himself is not implicated, but the situation tests his mettle as he runs for reelection – and possibly president.
Five years after Obama signed the Recovery Act, the White House credits the stimulus with saving millions of jobs and contributing to long-term economic growth. Republicans call the plan a failure and a waste of taxpaper money.
President Obama heads to the parched San Joaquin Valley in central California on Friday to announce executive action on the state's devastating drought. He will also draw a link between extreme weather and climate change.
The surrender by Speaker John Boehner on the debt ceiling can be seen as a sign of strength. He felt confident enough to buck his own caucus and could be setting the GOP on a stronger footing for the midterm elections.
Congress has until the end of February to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling, or the country risks going into default. How is this time different from the previous rounds of debt ceiling politics? Here’s a guide, plus the context.
Mitt Romney and his allies are adamant he won't run for president again. But there are signs it could happen: a humanizing documentary, Chris Christie's woes, and Mr. Romney's active role in public life.
A political firestorm erupted Tuesday when the CBO reported that Obamacare could result in many fewer full-time workers in 2021. But the White House insists that's a good thing: Workers will have more choices.