Medicare could be replaced with a fixed payment to buy private insurance, according to one Republican proposal.
Since the Tucson shooting on Jan. 8, federal gun control advocates have made little headway and many states are considering expanding gun rights. Why?
Obama's State of the Union address will emphasize both job creation and deficit reduction, a centrist agenda. In an appeal to his base, the president sends his backers a video preview.
China's President Hu met with US congressional leaders Thursday, amid reports that his country's economy may be overheating, driving up inflation. Is export-dependency the root of the problem?
In the wake of the Tucson shootings, Congress was, briefly, awash in talk of the need for a more civil, less caustic tone in politics. This week’s vote to repeal health-care reform, President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, provided a formidable test – and produced mixed results. Here are five ways to break it down.
America – and Congress – have changed during the past two decades, giving gun rights the upper hand in states and on Capitol Hill. The Gabrielle Giffords shooting hasn't changed that.
The bulk of the money will go to the first responders who worked on and after Sept. 11, 2001, at ground zero. President Obama has said he will sign the legislation.
Senate passes college tuition financial aid bill as college tuition continues to rise. Even with financial aid, are rising costs the only factor pushing tuition beyond some students' reach?
Obama may be having second thoughts about Bill Clinton's joining him for an impromptu press conference about the tax cut deal with Republicans. The former president talked on ... and on.
After two Saturday votes, Obama and Democrats in Congress are forced to negotiate over Bush-era tax cuts, now more likely to be extended for all Americans – including the wealthy.