If confirmed, Jacob Lew will replace Peter Orszag, the highest-level Obama administration departure yet. Mr. Lew also served as budget director under President Clinton.
Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri is holed up in the Pakistani embassy awaiting a return trip home. Here are three possible explanations to his mysterious case.
Asked about Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele’s comment that Afghanistan is 'a war of Obama’s choosing,' Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin responded with mock praise.
George Steinbrenner, who passed away Tuesday, resuscitated the Yankees by the force of his will and checkbook. He was a trailblazer in the commercialization of baseball.
The Obama administration on Monday cited control systems on subsea blowout preventers as one reason for its offshore drilling moratorium. But more than a year before the BP oil spill, authorities learned that balky control systems were the most common cause of blowout preventer failure.
The decision to delay the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is routine. It points to Republican concerns about Ms. Kagan.
Wal-Mart and other companies are giving their employees college credit for skills they've learned on the job. The extra credit is the boost many workers need to finish stalled degrees.
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin says he has no objection, in principle, to the Pentagon’s current survey of active and reserve personnel about the potential repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gays.
The Obama administration is set to unveil America's first HIV/AIDS strategy on Tuesday. It includes no new funding, but redirects dollars toward the most at-risk and affected groups.
President Obama's domestic agenda has been as ambitious as any president's in the last 50 years – including health care, economic stimulus, and financial reform. But such ambition has not always been rewarded by voters.
Film director Roman Polanski may have avoided extradition stemming from a 1977 child sex case, but his case runs counter to the trend. Why more countries are handing over suspects to the US.
In a detailed essay, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch laid out the reasons he will not support Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Republicans look set to follow his lead.
'The Closer' returns for its sixth season Monday night at 9 p.m.
A Swiss judge's decision not to extradite director Roman Polanski to the US is 'disturbing,' says a leading children's advocate. The filmmaker had faced sentencing in a 1977 child sex case.
Congress has a full plate before November's midterms. Financial reform is likely to pass. But energy reform and immigration reform look like long shots. Here's what is on the docket.
While more than $2 billion in aid is helping the Haiti earthquake recovery, critics including singer Wyclef Jean say progress is still too slow.
Sixty-eight percent of respondents to a new poll said it was very important for the US to crack down on illegal immigration by tracking people who have overstayed their visas. No. 2 was beefing up forces on the border.
Sarah Palin has $1 million to bequeath upon candidates she supports in November's midterms. Down the road, those donations could win her a lot of IOUs.
'Barefoot Bandit' or Jesse James? America has a soft spot for some wrongdoers. Colton Harris-Moore won fans on Facebook and beyond as a suspect in robberies that 'stick it to the man.'