Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke approves of plans to bring federal deficits under control, but he tells senators not to link such a move to a coming vote on raising the debt ceiling.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to announce this week the formation of an exploratory committee for the 2012 presidential election, a first step toward a full-fledged campaign.
On Monday and Tuesday, spacewalking astronauts installed a new Italian-built cargo carrier that will provide storage for the International Space Station, after it is unpacked in coming weeks.
NFL lockout is a possibility as owners and the players union face a Thursday deadline for their current collective bargaining agreement. This would be the first NFL lockout since the players union was formed in the late 1950s.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a case involving AT&T that explored whether it could claim, under personal privacy rights, an exemption from a Freedom of Information Act request.
The US military dispenses billions of dollars to foreign forces each year. Pentagon says the investment boosts diplomatic leverage, citing the Egypt crisis. Critics say it does little to advance US goals.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker aims to close a two-year $3.6 billion budget shortfall. Walker has drawn national attention for taking on labor unions, so his budget will be closely watched.
The economy appears to be heading in the right direction, albeit slowly. Add to the mix Obama’s formidable skill as a campaigner, and the 2012 presidential election might tilt his way.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state Legislature can't attend to crucial fiscal business while 14 Senate Democrats remain out of state to avoid a vote on a bill that would clip union rights. If the stalemate drags out, Walker said he'll have to make layoffs.
From the community that treats and lives with stuttering, an outpouring of fervent praise for Best Picture winner 'The King's Speech.'
House Republicans are proposing a plan to fund the federal government – and avoid a March 4 government shutdown – for two more weeks to allow budget negotiations to continue.
The Supreme Court rules that statements given to authorities during an emergency may be introduced as evidence in a trial even if the source dies before the trial.
On Monday, President Obama offered to let states design their own health systems, as long as they meet the overall goals of the national health care reform plan.
In the fight for balanced budgets vs. benefits for public employees, what's fair and what's politics?
Hillary Clinton says Muammar Qaddafi must leave office 'now, without further violence or delay.' Global pressure intensifies with talk of no-fly zone and court inquiry into alleged crimes.
Potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discussed his view of the power of public employee unions, the Obama administration's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, and conservatives' criticism of Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign at a Feb. 23 Monitor tea.
Police on Sunday decided not to enforce a 4 p.m. deadline for clearing the building so it could be cleaned. Both the Wisconsin protesters and the state governor hardly appear to be backing down.
Last WWI veteran: Buckles had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of the Great War in the nation's capital and asked about its progress weekly, sometimes daily.
Today the Senate continues the tradition of reading President George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address to the People of the United States. That’s the letter in which the most Founding Father of all announced that he had had it and was not going to be president for a third term, no how, now way.
Space shuttle astronauts will add finishing touches to the space station and bottle up some 'outer space' for JAXA, the Japanese space agency, during Monday morning's spacewalk.