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President Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to tout “middle-class economics” – including tax breaks for child care and free community college.
A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans cleared a Senate committee on Wednesday, as lawmakers vowed quick action on a measure that was blocked in the last session of Congress.
Protesters briefly interrupted proceedings at the Supreme Court Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the court's Citizens United ruling on campaign finance.
The President's Iran sanctions veto threat faces increasing opposition on both sides of the aisle in Congress.
House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month to discuss the threat from Iran, in a sharp rebuke to President Obama.
If there were any doubts that President Obama has moved beyond trying to tackle the $18 trillion national debt, his State of the Union address should put them to rest: He’s over it.
The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.
Government officials knew as far back as 1989 that explosive material stored at Camp Minden had already contaminated soil, surface water and groundwater around the plant, according to a memo written last summer.
Senators in both parties squared off with the Obama administration Wednesday about whether new sanctions would scuttle nuclear talks with Iran as House Speaker John Boehner, without consulting the White House, invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
President Obama hits the road Wednesday to promote a grab bag of new government programs, tax credits and worker protections -- paid for with higher taxes on top earners -- while holding the threat of vetoes over the heads of the new Republican leadership in Congress.
A police chase stemming from an armed robbery came to an end in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol building as President Obama was concluding his State of the Union address Tuesday evening.
House Republicans are officially launching their immigration reform effort Wednesday, with a border security bill aimed at keeping unlawful immigrants from entering the United States.
Authorities investigating a shooting incident near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden over the weekend say they have no leads or suspects because the property's surveillance cameras don't overlook the road where the shooting took place, according to a published report.
President Obama will meet Wednesday with the family of an American pastor who has been languishing in an Iranian prison for more than two years.
A defiant President Obama staked out a populist agenda Tuesday night for his final two years in office built on what he called “middle-class economics,” while using his sixth State of the Union address to deliver a slew of veto threats challenging the new, Republican-led Congress.
Democrats praised President Obama for the aggressive economic proposals in his State of the Union address to help the middle class, while Republicans dismissed the president as continuously "out of touch" and suggested his agenda is doomed in Congress.
A Democratic congresswoman showed solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris earlier this month after President Obama referenced the deadly terror attacks during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
When President Obama was done with his “turn the page” speech, what seemed to resonate most with the pundits was his denunciation of cynicism—and his critique of the media.
Sen. Joni Ernst hammered home the idea of a new Republican Congress that is ready to champion the cause of the middle class in America as well as go after terrorists abroad in the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Good evening. I'm Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier and a newly elected senator from the great state of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight.