The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving toward a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general.
The president's bioethics advisers say some attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake.
A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don't solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night:
U.S. intelligence agencies assess that saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth and security over time.
Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have — and what they can do without.
President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone pipeline. It's a combative mix that comes amid presidential appeals for bipartisanship.
House Speaker John Boehner says he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline.
Congress is investigating the District of Columbia's move to legalize marijuana and demanding documents showing how money has been spent to change the city's pot laws.
The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is pressing Secretary of State John Kerry about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb.
Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a bribery case against him, saying the prosecutor went too far in discussing the case publicly.
California taxpayers were billed $40,000 to subsidize staff and security attendance at swearing-in celebrations for the state's two Democratic legislative leaders.
The secretary of state's office says a referendum seeking to repeal California's statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.
Mississippi's governor has set a May 12 special election to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House left by the death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has kept a low profile this year, so far. That's starting to change as she heads toward her expected 2016 campaign for president.
President Barack Obama will veto a Republican bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has rejected a free-speech appeal from guides in New Orleans who object to having to be licensed to lead tours.
New Jersey residents will get a glimpse of how Gov. Chris Christie wants to spend their tax dollars when he lays out his 2016 budget next week.
The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well.
The push to more broadly legalize medical marijuana in Florida is going before state lawmakers.