Democrats say Republicans use petty tactics to block President Obama's agenda. But Senate Democrats had a hard time passing legislation even when they had a filibuster-proof majority.
It's not going to trounce 'Lost,' but New York City officials hope their 'Job Hunt' reality TV series will introduce more jobless New Yorkers to city services that can help them find work.
Taking a cue from the GOP's success in 1994, the 'tea party' movement is putting together a Contract from America – a platform for the 2010 elections culled from thousands of suggestions.
In Obama's proposal, the money would be taken by small banks, which in turn could loan to small business. The program would be separate from TARP and would be aimed at creating jobs.
Andrew Newell is turning cross-country skiing on its head, literally, and is one of the U.S. Team's best hopes for an olympic medal.
Senate Democrats raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and passed a pay-as-you-go measure Thursday. Both needed 60 votes. But a bid to cap federal spending exposed different fault lines.
On Friday, Obama is set to announce tax credits for employers, with the aim of encouraging businesses to hire. Congress would have to vote on the proposal.
Senators approved a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday to avoid turmoil in world financial markets. But the Bernanke vote saw 30 members oppose his nomination.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has come under fire for his support of the Wall Street bailout. But Thursday's Bernanke vote is also expected to reveal that he enjoys bipartisan support in the Senate.
As a federal court considers the constitutionality of a voter-approved ban in California, some gay-marriage advocates say a Supreme Court decision could be the best path to legalization.