Wary of the impact on Medicare, five Republicans joined Senate Democrats in defeating the Republican budget plan written by Rep. Paul Ryan. But the Democrats have no plan of their own, and this could hurt them.
A federal judge declared Jared Loughner not competent after reviewing 95 pages of reports and 18 hours of interviews. Loughner is accused of shooting 19 people in a January shooting spree.
In London, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron praised the NATO mission in Libya, even as US legislators condemn Obama's disregard of the War Powers Act.
Reports that the US Justice Department is moving ahead with a potential indictment against John Edwards underscore how much his political ascent was dashed on the rocks by an affair, a love child, and, allegedly, a $1 million payoff.
Overcrowded spent-fuel pools at US nuclear power plants pose an 'unacceptable threat to the public,' says risk assessor. Much of the leaked radiation from Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi came from spent-fuel pools.
A Democrat pulled off an upset in a special election in New York's 26th District. DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz sees a repudiation of Republicans' stance on revising Medicare. NRCC's Pete Sessions sure doesn't.
Here's a list of a some of the major charitable agencies assisting those affected by the May 22 tornado in Joplin, Mo. and where you can send donations.
The accused gunman in January's Tucson rampage showed signs of mental instability before the shooting. But his competence to stand trial is a different matter than whether he is mentally ill.
Through rallies and concerts, the tequila party wants to mobilize Latinos to vote in record-breaking numbers in the 2012 election. A kickoff event will be held in Tucson, Ariz., on June 4.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards allegedly used campaign funds to hide an affair and an illegitimate child. Will politicians ever learn: It's not the crime but the coverup that can land you in jail?
With the finale of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Wednesday, critics are debating the real legacy of the woman who transformed the daily talk show from a tabloid sideshow into a national self-help platform.
Tornado watch: A violent storm system, which followed closely behind the one that spawned a massive twister which struck Joplin, Mo., moves through the Oklahoma City area Tuesday evening.
Medicare is indeed a perilous issue for Republicans, Tuesday's House race in New York's 26th District showed. But so are third-party candidates and tepid campaigns.
Analysts say the new US sanctions – seen as a move to weaken Iran's economy – are the Obama administration's response to critics in Congress who say the US has been slow to get tough.
The defense drops a series of bombshells in the Casey Anthony trial, saying the murder defendant was sexually abused by her father and brother and lied to hide 'ugly' family secrets.
The superfunnels that hit Tuscaloosa, Ala., in late April and Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, are generated by storm systems whose journeys across the country are slowed by a roadblocked jet stream.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu drew a line in the sand Tuesday during his speech to the US Congress, regarding future borders with any new Palestinian state. The applause was enthusiastic.
Get ready for Rudymania! Or maybe not. His friend, Rep. Peter King, says Rudy Giuliani 'is very close' to running, but have his prospects improved at all since his campaign nosedived in '08?
Winfrey farewell: The show being taped Tuesday afternoon will be the finale of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' according to Harpo Productions. The show will air on Wednesday.
Two GOP icons of fiscal restraint clash over eliminating certain subsidies or tax credits. Should savings reduce the budget deficit or go back to taxpayers?