Budget stalemate has many on Capitol Hill crunching numbers. With any new budget, taxes may be the real third rail of politics. Can the U.S. solve its fiscal woes without more revenue?
Federal agents arrest an attorney and stockbroker who allegedly used prepaid phones and inside information to make millions during a 17-year insider-trading partnership.
The Barry Bonds trial has played out like a daily morality play, offering an unvarnished look at how sports stars' entourages can be made and ripped apart by fame, wealth, and scandal.
Pressure rises on the Obama administration to take action in Libya. Officials weigh the humanitarian costs of holding back against the economic and political costs of action.
Glenn Beck, a Fox News fixture since January 2009, announces that his daily talk show will end this year. Analysts suggest viewers and advertisers tired of his conspiracy theories and antics.
The race in recent weeks became a proxy referendum for how voters feel about Gov. Scott Walker (R) and his anti-union actions. A recount of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election is all but certain.
US military operations from Afghanistan to Japan will continue even if there is a government shutdown, Pentagon officials say. What they don't know is whether troops will get paychecks.
Obama attends the Rev. Al Sharpton's event Wednesday for his National Action Network. Rubbing shoulders with Sharpton may help Obama reinforce his standing with African-American voters, analysts say.
The House and Senate both vote Wednesday on whether to curtail or delay EPA power to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. The agency plans to issue emissions standards in 2012.
Democrats say they're close to a compromise deal to avoid a government shutdown that includes $73 billion in cuts. Republicans say the plan cuts only $33 billion, and it's not enough.
Workers plugged a leak of highly radioactive water into the ocean from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday, even as they tried to prevent another hydrogen explosion in reactor No. 1 by injecting nitrogen gas.
In talking about the increasingly important role of social media, Sen. John McCain recounted his call for Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to step down.
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu discussed Japan's nuclear crisis, the clean-energy transition, and the future of nuclear power in the US at the Monitor breakfast April 1.
Sen. John McCain (R) is sharply critical of the multilateral approach that the Obama administration has taken on Libya. But at a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, he praised Hillary Clinton.
Texas A&M, behind all-American center Danielle Adams, overcame a second-half deficit to defeat Notre Dame for the school's first NCAA women's basketball national championship Tuesday night.
Astrophysicist Martin Rees, a man of 'no religious beliefs,' was awarded the Templeton Prize for helping humanity address 'fundamental questions of our nature and existence.'
Jesse Ventura says he may consider getting back into politics if Ron Paul runs for president as an independent.
A few weeks ago, there were 68 teams. Now, only one - the University of Connecticut Huskies - stand alone as 2011 NCAA tournament champions. Along the way, there were thrills, upsets and outstanding individual performances, which this annual ritual never fails to supply in abundance.
A report released Tuesday from the FBI reveals illuminating statistics about Bonnie and Clyde's real-life counterparts – most of whom operate in California and Texas.