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Dec 31,2012 at 4:04 PM EST
Negotiators have agreed to let expiring tax rates rise for Americans earning $400,000 or more, but a broader "fiscal cliff" deal hinges on an agreement on spending cuts.
Nov 19,2014 at 10:14 AM EST
President Obama said he will address the nation at 8 p.m. EST Thursday.
Jan 7,2014 at 8:27 AM EST
The U.S. Senate agreed Tuesday to move forward with a three-month
extension of expired jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed,
which affects an estimated 1.3 million Americans.
Dec 5,2013 at 7:39 AM EST
In Washington, D.C., dozens of people carried signs and marched while
singing "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, it's no fun,
to survive, on low low low low pay."
Dec 2,2013 at 4:12 PM EST
The actions are intended to Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in their push for higher pay.
Nov 30,2013 at 10:49 AM EST
Congress is on track to beat its own low record of productivity, enacting fewer laws this year than at any point in the past 66 years.
Nov 29,2013 at 3:18 PM EST
President Obama's law faces hurdles beyond the Supreme Court case on the birth control mandate.
Nov 7,2013 at 11:48 AM EST
The U.S. Senate approved, 64-32, a historic gay rights bill to ban
workplace discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity.
Oct 16,2013 at 8:11 PM EST
WASHINGTON -- The first to appear were the photographers.


Some waited by the entrances to the Capitol, waiting for lawmakers to show up for work on the 16th day of a government shutdown and the day before the Treasury was set to run out...
Oct 16,2013 at 5:14 PM EST
The government shutdown had memorable moments from Ted Cruz's reading of 'Green Eggs and Ham' and the hot mic catching Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign strategy.
Oct 16,2013 at 1:44 PM EST
Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial
government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker
John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP
conservative said he wouldn't...
Oct 16,2013 at 1:44 PM EST
Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial
government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker
John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP
conservative said he wouldn't...
Oct 16,2013 at 5:39 PM EST
The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a
deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping
the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan
Collins of Maine.
Oct 16,2013 at 5:36 PM EST
Don't feel too reassured: The congressional leaders who
managed to strike a deal Wednesday apparently avoided a disastrous
default but still live in the District of Dysfunction.
Oct 16,2013 at 9:25 AM EST
The Senate's top two leaders announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday to
reopen the federal government after a 16-day partial shutdown as well as
avert an unprecedented debt default.