The White House unveils three options for getting rid of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and recasting the American mortgage market. We explain excerpts from the report here.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who subsequently joined the Ku Klux Klan, on some Mississippi license plates in 2014.
With Hosni Mubarak stepping down, the transfer of power to the military seems like a coup. But new lines of authority in Egypt are not clear, and the Army is not the only actor on the political stage.
The possible GOP presidential candidate chided Obama's 'European-style' rule. But in Friday's speech at CPAC, Mitt Romney avoided a topic on which he may be vulnerable: health care.
Even while leading the nation, these American presidents found time to write their valentines poems and love letters.
President Obama aims for 98 percent of Americans to be able to go online using high-speed wireless access within five years.
American Jews' concerns center on the fear that a new regime in Egypt would not honor the peace with Israel. But other voices call for the community to embrace the cause of Egyptian freedom.
Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference – or CPAC – included Donald Trump touting himself, Michele Bachmann slamming 'Obamacare,' and Rand Paul talking about massive budget cuts. In other words, a classic CPAC day.
Frasier Verrusio is the 20th Washington insider connected with the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal to be convicted or plead guilty. Federal investigators said he accepted a $1,300 World Series trip in return for helping a company influence a highway bill.
Several oil companies were targets of hackers seeking 'proprietary' data about global oil finds, cyber security firm AcAfee reported Thursday. All evidence points to cyber spies in China, it says.
Reports suggest that President Obama's federal budget, to be released next week, will propose cutting in half the budget for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. It's one of many popular programs on the chopping block.
America's intelligence-agency chiefs unveil the annual National Threat Assessment, saying that success against Al Qaeda means that domestic terrorism is now 'priority No. 1.' They also say they knew Egypt unrest was 'close,' but couldn't foresee when it would ignite.
Donald Trump sounds like he's really thinking of running, and we hope he does. It would be fun. But there are also lots of good reasons he won't run.
Amid new terror threats, US security officials say renewing key domestic spying provisions of the Patriot Act is critical to keep the US safe. Yet lawmakers are raising questions about the law.
Republican freshman – tea partyers and others – keep breaking ranks, leading to shocking legislative defeats. Now, 87 representatives and 11 senators have written to Speaker of the House John Boehner to insist on $100 billion in budget cuts.
Janet Napolitano, Secretary for US Homeland Security, faced tough questioning over a runaway teen's fatal airplane ride last year. A Massachusetts congressman asked Janet Napolitano about airport security in the wake of the deadly stowaway incident.
Sen. Jon Kyl (R) of Arizona announces his retirement, opening the door to candidates for his Senate seat as well as his position as the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.
To avoid bloodshed and ensure democracy in Egypt, a political process of some sort is needed, Zbigniew Brzezinski says. The challenge is tougher than it was to help European freedom movements decades ago.
So far, 10 senators have announced that they will retire at the end of of their terms rather than seek reelection. With the 2012 campaigns not far off, the departures of these seven Democrats (well, one is an Independent, technically) and three Republicans are shaking things up. Here's how.
The Obama administration may be cautiously pleased by reports that Egypt's President Mubarak will move up his departure from power amid intensified pressure from the nation's military.