The biggest news is that the president plans to shift bulk collection of phone data from the government to the private sector.
The Capitol Police force was tested Thursday, giving chase to a driver who ran into a security checkpoint and hit an officer. But after years of handling similar, and more deadly, emergency situations, the force was well-prepared.
The Senate rejected House Republicans' latest budget bill, setting the stage for the government to close down at midnight.
Among the many retiring lawmakers, there's a high concentration of millionaires.
The win delivered enough delegates to reach the magic number of 1,144, making official what had long been expected.
Though he says he won't be a running mate, the Florida senator says he'll have the chance to do much if he does "a good job as vice president."
The candidate's attempt at a humorous story becomes fodder for opponents who say he's out of touch with ordinary Americans.
First family portraits, Hanukkah receptions, Justin Bieber, and more scenes of the season in the president's home
Three astronauts took off for the International Space Station earlier today from Kazakhstan
On Sunday, the candidate refused to comment on the allegations until he sees some evidence
We knew that the former Massachusetts governor has a lot of money. But he also owns mansions in several states.
A majority of Americans support U.S. involvement in the United Nations, a new poll finds, though some Republican leaders wish to scale down support for the international body
The terrorist was linked to several U.S. terror plots, including the 2009 Fort Hood shootings that killed 13 people
Big changes atop the U.S. national-security command structure, as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates prepares to depart
The first woman to top a major party presidential ticket died Saturday in Boston from complications of a type of blood cancer