National Politics

O'Connor performs same-sex wedding at high court

4:10 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has officiated at the wedding of a gay couple at the Supreme Court

Durbin removes Facebook post after White House miscue

7:45 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The White House acknowledges the error stemmed from a "miscommunication."

WH: U.S. shouldn't gather intelligence 'Just because we can'

7:18 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The United States said on Monday it must better weigh the risks and rewards of its spying activities

New construction seen at NKorea missile site

4:55 PM, Oct 28, 2013

U.S. research institute says North Korea is conducting major construction at its main missile launch site

NSA denies Obama knew of spying on German leader

5:30 AM, Oct 28, 2013

The National Security Agency Sunday denied German media reports that President Obama was told in 2010 of NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and allowed it to continue.

GOP set to question Sebelius on health law

5:16 AM, Oct 28, 2013

Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled debut of the website it is using to offer health insurance.

Congress eyes milk prices, politics in farm talks

5:08 AM, Oct 28, 2013

The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.

Hundreds march in Washington against NSA spying

1:34 PM, Oct 27, 2013

Hundreds of demonstrators march on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to protest against the government's online surveillance programs. Sarah Toms reports.

Brown allows freedom to CA woman who killed pimp

11:00 AM, Oct 27, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom to a woman who received a life sentence when she was a teen for killing her former pimp.

After hiatus, Obama returns to campaign mode in NY

8:08 PM, Oct 25, 2013

President made his remarks to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee donors in Manhattan's Upper East side

Ohio Senator Portman urges stop to 'Obamacare'

12:32 PM, Oct 24, 2013

Ohio U.S. senator says website woes more evidence that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul should be halted

Medicaid vote to face legal, legislative pushback

11:28 AM, Oct 22, 2013

Legal and legislative challenges loom in Ohio after a board vote to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program to cover thousands more residents.

Treasury's Lew: Budget fight 'got close to edge'

9:34 AM, Oct 20, 2013

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the fight over government spending pushed the country near the brink of default and the lesson has to be that it can't happen again.

Florida US Rep. Bill Young dies at 82; served 43 years

8:35 PM, Oct 18, 2013

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young has died, one week after announcing he would not seek a 23rd term

President Clinton at Tri-C fundraiser

7:58 PM, Oct 17, 2013

Hundreds stood on their feet to welcome former President Bill Clinton.

Obama: Americans 'fed up' with Washington

1:39 PM, Oct 17, 2013

President Obama said Thursday there have been "no winners" in the government shutdown dispute

President Obama signs budget deal, shutdown ends

11:48 AM, Oct 17, 2013

The Senate voted 81-18; The House voted 285-144. Only Republicans opposed the deal in each chamber.

Obama ready to work on 'real issues' after shutdown

10:29 PM, Oct 16, 2013

President Obama says the government is ready to end the shutdown, and move forward to the "real problems"

Senate votes to reopen gov't, avoid default

8:19 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown

Government Shutdown | 'Pop Quiz'

7:02 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Channel 3's Erin Kennedy gave people a "Shutdown Pop Quiz."

AP sources: Boehner, top GOP to vote for deal

6:56 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Officials said Wednesday that the leaders made their intentions clear at a closed-door meeting of rank and file Republicans.

Senate leaders reach deal to end shutdown

3:49 PM, Oct 16, 2013

The Senate's top two leaders announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government

Fitch puts US credit rating on negative watch

7:27 PM, Oct 15, 2013

Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government's top rating on credit

GOP House to vote Tuesday night on budget bill

4:59 PM, Oct 15, 2013

Spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation

House GOP preps separate debt limit, funding bill

10:21 AM, Oct 15, 2013

House Republican leaders are planning to push their own bill to reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

Obama meeting with congressional leaders postponed

3:36 PM, Oct 14, 2013

Postponed to give Senate leaders more time to resolve a standoff over the nation's debt, partial government shutdown.

WATCH | Crowd cuts through WWII memorial barriers

1:30 PM, Oct 14, 2013

A crowd pushed through barriers Sunday morning to protest the World War II memorial closing due to the shutdown

Senate Dem leader: 'We're getting closer' to deal

12:56 PM, Oct 14, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's getting closer to a deal with Republican leader Mitch McConnell

DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII memorial

12:13 PM, Oct 13, 2013

A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.