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.
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.
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.
President Obama is reportedly set to name Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, considered a rising young star in the party, as the new chairwoman of the DNC, replacing Tim Kaine.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his first entertainment job since leaving office – an animated TV show in which The Governator will battle G.I.R.L.I.E. Men.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin is the main author of a new House GOP proposal that would restructure Medicare and Medicaid, among other things.
Democrats and Republicans are facing a government shutdown deadline of April 8. Although Republicans were penalized in public opinion during a 1995 government shutdown, this time it's less clear how a blame game would play out.
Medicare would be transformed under Rep. Paul Ryan's 2012 budget released Tuesday. Future Medicare recipients would get fixed payments to purchase private insurance.
Some who are aligned with the tea party are calling for a partial government shutdown rather than agree to Democrats' proposed cuts. But Amy Kremer, a tea party leader, cautions about a shutdown.
The tea party movement is not yet on the same page over whether House Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor should be targeted in 2012 for not pushing harder on budget cuts.
House Republicans are attempting to shape US environmental policy by attaching to their 2011 spending plans so-called "riders" that would target regulations ranging from greenhouse gases to mining. The White House and Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada oppose the riders, making it unlikely they will become law. But they remain in play as the House and Senate negotiate on spending and try to avoid a government shutdown this week.
Rep. Paul Ryan will release a 'dramatic' budget for 2012 Tuesday that looks to cut $4 trillion over 10 years. That plan makes the $30 billion at issue in a potential government shutdown over 2011 spending look like small potatoes.
President Obama is expected to officially launch his 2012 presidential reelection campaign this week. The organization is forming up in Chicago, and it could spend as much as $1 billion.
After the collapse of the California budget deal, Jerry Brown is appealing directly to Republican voters where they live, including a GOP-friendly proposal to reform public employee pensions.
Rep. Michele Bachmann raised more money in the first quarter of 2011 than presumptive GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. If she runs for president, she'll have cash, experts say.
Donald Trump has talked a lot about foreign policy this week, from Iraq and Iran to China. His views are pretty unorthodox.