Congress can't agree on bills to fund the government and extend key tax provisions, so it turned to less contentious matters first.
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Ashton Carter, President Obama's expected pick to replace Chuck Hagel, is also known for being an academic and a behind-the-scenes kind of guy.
Republican leaders want to hold off on a direct confrontation over President Obama's executive actions until they have full control of Congress in 2015.
How limiting male representation, rather than creating a floor for female participation, might shake up government
Chuck Schumer is right: Prioritizing healthcare and civil rights over the party's traditional focus on helping working-class Americans move up was a noble but costly choice.
Ruling out a White House bid, the Ohio Republican says he can't be an effective senator and run for president at the same time. Several of his ambitious colleagues may disagree.
Officers fired for misconduct often appeal the decision and get reinstated by obscure judges in secretive proceedings.
The president wants more money for local law enforcement and a limitation on the use of military equipment, but not a complete ban.
Ironically, the socially conservative pro-life movement has made its peace with unwed parenthood as an alternative to abortion.
To register their disapproval of the president's executive decision, conservatives have floated everything from a formal censure to withholding an invitation to deliver the State of the Union address.
Democrats won a measly 34 percent of the group in 2014. They'll have to do better if they want to win in 2016.
Scott Panetti's imminent execution highlights deep, systemic flaws in the death penalty.
In November, Washington voted to allow marijuana possession, but that doesn't mean district denizens can light up just yet.
The governor of Massachusetts added that Hillary Clinton should shed the "inevitability" label: "I just think people read inevitability as entitlement."
The former New York mayor told Fox News on Sunday that he believed there wasn't enough evidence to justify the investigation.
Many people don't know where courts draw the line on what constitutes free speech—or what they mean by a "true threat."
A heartwarming 1950s holiday film about the virtues of capitalism
Violence works. Nonviolence does too.