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Four years after the law’s passage, the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular with the American public, with a majority (53 percent) of U.S. adults saying they disapprove of President Obama’s signature health care legislation. credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Governors: ‘Obamacare’ Here to Stay

The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America’s governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay.

02/23/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Congresswoman Retiring After 1 Term

Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod says she will retire after one term and run for county supervisor in San Bernardino, Calif.

02/19/2014

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Former VP Mondale Undergoes Heart Surgery

Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced.

02/12/2014

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Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’ In State Of The Union Address

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated he wants to “make this a year of action” when he spoke about a number of proposals in which he hopes will help to push the country forward.

01/28/2014

U.S. Capitol (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Bill

A $1.1 trillion budget bill that eases the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts is on its way to the White House after clearing Congress Thursday night.

01/16/2014

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. King: NSA Metadata Could Have Prevented 9/11 Attacks

In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

12/23/2013

Democrat Cory Booker handily won the special election to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat. (Getty Images)

Democrat Booker Wins New Jersey Senate Election

Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

10/17/2013

The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Shutdown Drives Debate Over The Role Of Government

The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.

10/13/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” -- to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Zuckerberg Lobbies Congress on Immigration, Says 11 Million People Treated Unfairly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” — to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.

09/18/2013

Choking back tears, Jesse Jackson Jr. apologized to the American people and his family, including his father the civil rights activist, in court Wednesday at a hearing to set sentences for the former Illinois congressman and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on splurges such as a gold-plated Rolex watch, vacations and mounted elk heads. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Sentenced in Campaign Fraud Case

A judge has sentenced ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2.5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to defraud his campaign.

08/14/2013

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