To avoid gridlock and partisan politics look to your state government. The states increasingly hold the power and influence over Washington in shaping American law – from safety to energy to social justice.
Eric Massa of New York, facing a House sexual harassment probe, resigns his seat – but he has slammed fellow Democrats, claiming they want him out because he opposed their healthcare reform bill. He'll speak out again Tuesday on TV talk shows, perhaps with more choice words.
Positive signs suggest that the jobs bill passed by the House Thursday could help curb unemployment, economists say. But it is not expected to be a major kick-start to job creation.
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Washington after a US congressional committee passed a resolution that would require President Obama to use the term "Armenian genocide" to refer to the World War I mass killings of Armenians.
New York Representative Charlie Rangel has stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means committee following more than a year of calls for his resignation.
Forget President Obama's health care reconciliation. The real abuse of power is the filibuster.
A compromise climate bill being developed in the Senate may drop controversial cap and trade legislation passed by the House.
Criticisms of climate change science are piling up as public concern wanes. But evidence of global warming continues to accumulate.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the House of Representatives what he called an 'attack on insurance companies.' On Wednesday, in a bipartisan vote, the House stripped health insurance companies of their exemption from federal antitrust laws.
Twelve senators so far have opted not to run again, the second-highest number of retiring senators in 75 years. Among their frustrations: the Senate's increasingly partisan climate.