By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday adopted Republican-written rules for the chamber that reflect the party's efforts to cut spending, stop government regulations and oppose same-sex marriage.
The Senate put off discussion of its rules so that the Democratic
By The Associated Press
A look at the routes states are taking to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, including health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the number of people in each state who don't have health insurance:
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's inaugural team is opening an online and brick-and-mortar store to sell souvenirs including a commemorative poster by famed artist Chuck Close.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee launched the online store Thursday.
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and crisis-driven era of divided government.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a $633 billion defense bill for next year despite serious concerns about the limits Congress imposed on his handling of terror suspects and lawmakers' unwillingness to back the cost-saving retirement of aging ships and
By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Capitol Hill deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois state lawmaker who was a frontrunner to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's ending his candidacy because he doesn't want the felony gun charges he faces to detract from the district's important issues.
Donne Trotter was arrested Dec.