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2 hrs ago | Reuters
U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives said on Wednesday they are concerned about Iran's ability to continue enriching uranium under the interim agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, an issue they are likely to press as global powers attempt to reach a final agreement.
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4 hrs ago | Reuters
With the Obamacare website performing better, congressional Republicans on Wednesday returned to their broader attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, warning that it would harm the quality of medical care and drive up costs.
6 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The budget deal that Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are discussing includes new revenue.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The mushroom cloud of the first test of a hydrogen bomb, 'Ivy Mike', as photographed on Enewetak, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, in 1952, by a member of the United States Air Force's Lookout Mountain 1352d Photographic Squadron.
12 hrs ago | Reuters
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Chinese visa applicants to "challenge their government" during a brief meeting at the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama's administration has found a short-term fix to pay insurance companies for plans selected on HealthCare.gov, the not-yet-complete government website used to shop for insurance required under Obama's healthcare program.
The heads of two U.S. Senate committees that oversee national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over news reports that China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has been chosen to build a nationwide wireless network in South Korea.
President Obama has made it a priority to choose federal judges who are diverse in terms of race or gender.
A Mississippi man accused of sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and other officials, and pinning them on an Elvis impersonator, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a new charge that he tried to continue the scheme from jail.
Republican-on-Republican infighting? Teacher unions linking arms with tea partyers? President Barack Obama working in tandem with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and energy giant Exxon? Traditionally Democratic-leaning groups don't like the standardized tests and are finding allies among small-government conservatives.
While some Democrats want a GOP bill to extend a ban on undetectable plastic firearms to go further, at least some in the House are willing to vote for the measure, which is scheduled to hit the chamber floor Tuesday afternoon.
The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he would not support a stop-gap funding measure aimed at avoiding a January government shutdown that keeps automatic spending cuts in place.
Job Corps ended its last budget cycle with a surplus of up to $42 million after temporarily freezing enrollment earlier this year to deal with repeated deficits, according to a top Democratic lawmaker.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie forcefully denied Monday that he has switched positions on in-state tuition for young illegal immigrants, saying he continues to support the idea but won't sign the specific bill passed by the state legislature.
President Barack Obama will try to sell the American people on the relaunch of his troubled healthcare program on Tuesday in a bid to restore confidence in his signature domestic policy initiative and, more broadly, in his presidency.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
More than 1 million people will see their extended unemployment benefits immediately cut off at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act.