Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod says she will retire after one term and run for county supervisor in San Bernardino, Calif.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced.
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.
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.
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.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.
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.
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.
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.
The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a “black agenda” from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday.