Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he needed to rein in collective bargaining in order to secure key long-term budget savings. Is he right? Here are the arguments pro and con.
A Senate hearing on Thursday produced fireworks over light bulbs, as conservatives urged repeal of US energy-efficiency standards they see as anticonsumer and paternalistic.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk says the country is on track to double exports over a five-year period – a target laid out by President Obama.
There's some talk about US Trade Representative Ron Kirk becoming the next Commerce secretary. But he calls his post 'fun' and says the only job he'd rather have is NBA commissioner.
At the hearing on 'radicalization in the American Muslim community,' Rep. Peter King takes particular aim at the CAIR, the largest US Muslim civil-rights organization.
Wisconsin state Senate Republicans took the extraordinary – and possibly illegal – step of rushing a vote that stripped unions of collective bargaining power.
The Obama administration will host an anti-bullying White House summit today, including a live chat on Facebook.
Radicalization in the American Muslim community is topic of a House hearing on Thursday, and witnesses are likely to offer competing views of the threat. Critics say it's unwise to single out Islam and the Muslim community.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected both the big budget cuts of the House bill and the much smaller cuts of a Senate alternative. The ball is once again in the court of the 87 GOP House freshmen elected on last year's tea party wave.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate vote to strip key public-sector unions of collective bargaining rights, despite the fact that no Democrats were present. The vote is a bid to protect core budget cuts to public-employee benefits, Republicans say. But is that necessary?
Voters in Bell, Calif., recalled the mayor and three city councilmembers Tuesday in the aftermath of a scandal that saw city officials pay themselves exorbitant salaries. But with a $4.5 million deficit, the cleansing and healing process is just beginning.
David Broder covered national politics for the Washington Post for 45 years. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, who died Wednesday, set an example of fairness and tenacity.
Governor Walker has released emails with some of the absentee 'Wisconsin 14' that show he's willing to compromise – on some issues, to some extent.
As President Obama and Congress look for budget cuts, some experts say federal energy subsidies are ripe for trimming. Among oil companies, nuclear power, and coal, who gets what from US taxpayers?
The chairmen of Obama's debt commission had a receptive audience in the Senate Budget Committee, as fears of a US debt crisis have brought a new tone of urgency to Washington.
With the national debt at 90% of gross domestic product, the US could face a crisis if creditors raise interest rates, experts say.
A hidden-camera sting orchestrated by James O'Keefe, who took down ACORN, targeted NPR executive Ron Schiller. It shows him calling the tea party racist and the GOP anti-intellectual. Schiller also suggested that NPR doesn't need federal funding.
George Will says the 2012 Republican field is 'cluttered with careless, delusional' candidates. But GOP whip Kevin McCarthy lauds 'a longer primary ... based upon ideas.'
House majority whip Kevin McCarthy says that Congress will likely need to pass another temporary spending measure by March 18 to avoid a federal government shutdown.