Etymologist Mark Forsyth shares the surprising back story on the term "president."
December 12, 2013 Groups such as Americans for Prosperity were hoping to rouse opposition to a budget package that raises short-term spending. House Speaker John Boehner says such groups have lost their credibility.
December 12, 2013 The House speaker lashed out at conservative advocacy groups over their opposition to the budget agreement reached by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. His reaction comes not a moment too soon, as far as the speaker's allies are concerned.
December 12, 2013 More than 200 people have been killed this year in Baltimore — most of them blacks. One Maryland gun group says it's in a unique position to help steer the city's black youth away from the path of gun violence by focusing on discipline, training and black history.
December 12, 2013 The former Price Is Right host is backing Republican David Jolly in a special election next month for a St. Petersburg-area congressional seat. The 90-year-old tells voters, "When you get to be as young as I am, you call it like you see it."
December 12, 2013 Loretta Fuddy was director of Hawaii's Health Department. In 2011, she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. So-called birthers had questioned where he was born. Fuddy was killed Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.
December 11, 2013 How's the Louisiana senator responding to GOP efforts to tie her to the Affordable Care Act's problems? Partly with an ad that gives her outsize credit for President Obama's decision to change course and let people keep health plans next year that would otherwise be canceled under the new law.
December 11, 2013 A congressional vote to renew extended unemployment benefits may have to wait until the new year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will push for it in January if a last-minute extension fails to come together.
December 11, 2013 The agreement by the budget committee chairmen is no grand bargain. It's more like a minibargain. All the really hard stuff was sidestepped because the ideological rift between Washington Democrats and Republicans made it impossible to include those items.