New information emerged Wednesday from U.S. officials that the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had been added to a U.S. government terrorist database long before the explosions. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more than 4,000 mourners paid tribute to a campus police officer who authorities say was gunned down by the suspects.
A new poll conducted by CBS News indicates that Americans are experiencing anger and unhappiness with government activity in Washington to a record-setting degree.
The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown.
The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. has found that fewer Americans than ever trust the decisions made by the government.
Democratic lawmakers on Thursday denounced Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s remarks in his new book about government programs like Medicare and Social Security.
United States Senate majority leader Harry Reid likened the GOP to the hapless New York Jets on Thursday.
Tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants are taking advantage of President Barack Obama’s offer to let them stay and work in the United States.
Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.
Taxpayer-funded Amtrak has released a new ad campaign targeted for gay and lesbian couples.
The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.