January 24, 2013 As if the federal budget process isn't confusing enough, now it's being complicated by a partisan war on Capitol Hill. What's really going on?
January 24, 2013 White, who prosecuted terrorists during her time as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, would succeed Mary Schapiro, who stepped down in December. The president is also planning to renominate Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
January 24, 2013 VIDEO: See the secretary of state's sharp words for Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., after he accuses the Obama administration of misleading the nation about who was behind last September's attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
January 23, 2013 States are now governed pretty much by one party or the other, which nearly as often as not enjoys supermajority status in legislatures, according to a report by the Pew Center on the States. That means individual states will be moving in different direction on everything from abortion to tax policy — and many are likely to resist laws set in Washington.
January 23, 2013 The "No Budget, No Pay" act would withhold lawmakers' pay if they don't pass a new budget by April 15. In exchange, Republicans say, the borrowing limit would be extended into May. That would avoid another battle over raising that borrowing ceiling.
January 23, 2013 In January 2009, the president signed an executive order to close the U.S. prison camp. But four years later, the prison remains open, and critics say the president miscalculated how difficult it would be to close the facility that houses terrorism suspects.