In many ways, the Republicans' voluntary two-year earmark ban is limited in scope. But it's already undermining Congress's spending 'cardinals' and changing how lobbyists lobby Capitol Hill.
USS George Washington is being sent to the Yellow Sea after North Korea attacked South Korea's Yeonpyeong island. By dispatching the USS George Washington, Obama is telling North Korea and its ally China that belligerent behavior will bring consequences.
The Pentagon's semiannual report to Congress on the war in Afghanistan has 'progress' in the title but little elsewhere. Instead, it chronicles corruption, violence, and a growing insurgency.
The five Somali pirates are believed to be the first people convicted of piracy in a US court in more than a century.
Rental cars which have been recalled by auto makers are under government investigation. The government wants to see how fast recalled rental cars are being repaired.
President Obama pardoned turkeys 'Apple' and 'Cider' at the White House Wednesday morning, but the two won't be making what had become a traditional trip to Disneyland.
Wisconsin tornadoes are a rare November event. But there were no serious injuries when two tornadoes swept through southern Wisconsin damaging dozens of buildings on Monday and Tuesday.
At a Nov. 19 Monitor breakfast, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles discussed their plan to lower the US budget deficit, arguing that if reform doesn't happen, 'the choices will be made for us.'
Thanksgiving seems to bring many of us to farmers markets. If you are committed to buying local, though, be ready to ask the vendors lots of questions.
The Food Safety Modernization Act has riled everyone from liberal 'locavores' to conservative tea party groups. Here's a rundown of what's really in the Senate bill.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has said he will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill would open a path to citizenship for some young illegal immigrants.
Thanksgiving travelers are reporting their TSA encounters via Twitter and Facebook. The pat-downs and full-body scans range from entertaining to violating, they write.
Pentagon officials wonder if and when North Korean aggression will require a US military response. It's 'premature' to say that is being considered after the North Korean attack on South Korea Tuesday, says a Pentagon spokesman.
When Thanksgiving was to fall on the last day of November, he agreed to move it up a week. Thanksgiving trivia hint: Merchants were behind it.
Aubrey Huff has agreed to stay in 'The City by the Bay' for the next two seasons. Aubrey Huff, along with a certain red undergarment, was one of the Giants' numerous 2010 World Series championship heroes.
A major game of musical chairs appears to be in the works at the White House. But without an infusion of new blood, some wonder, will the reshuffle get Obama back on track?
North Korean attack presents America with a sudden and serious geopolitical challenge. The overriding US goal is to prevent further escalation of the conflict.
The Air Force has been running flight tests with the goal of certifying its US fleet to burn a 50-50 mix of fossil fuels and alternative fuels by 2016. On Monday it tested a Global Hawk UAV.
NBA lockout is '99 percent' a done deal, according to Billy Hunter, the head of the Players Association. The last NBA lockout occurred in 1998.