There is growing pressure on President Obama to simply declare an increase in the debt ceiling by executive order and tell everyone else: Deal with it.
Medicare reform passed the House. But GOP leaders say they won't push Medicare vouchers in the current round of spending talks.
The members of the House and Senate who were appointed to the latest presidential deficit panel represent the starkest partisan views on Capitol Hill. But that could be a good thing.
A call for 'thoughtful consideration' of repeal of Obama's health-care reform law may signal a more moderate tone to next week's debate than both sides in the House had anticipated.
In the wake of the Arizona shooting, some lawmakers want to curb political speech. But raucous debate is a hallmark of a healthy democracy. Indeed, it's a safety valve that helps prevent violence, because it allows people to voice their strongly held views in hopes of persuading others.
With foreign governments and donors hesitant to send funds to President René Préval's administration, a Haiti election was necessary if the country wanted to tap into into billions of dollars in aid.
Nancy Pelosi wins her bid to remain leader of the House Democrats, as leadership on both sides of the aisle remains largely the same – despite Election 2010's mandate for change.
Connecticut Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Steven Alvarez is greeted by his son Gabriel as 200 members of the guard's 1st company, 102nd Infantry and F company, 186th Brigade Support Battalion returned to the guard's Army Aviation Support Facility at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks after a year in Afghanistan.
Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina is sounding out a challenge to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader in the House. It's a long-shot effort, but reflects some party members' unease with Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi, a favorite target of the GOP, has been criticized by Democratic moderates and progressives alike. Her move runs the risk of splitting her party. So why is she doing it?