Posted: 12/21/2013 - President Barack Obama is starting his annual winter vacation in Hawaii on a quiet note - and hoping it stays that way.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - President Barack Obama sought to close the books on a rocky 2013 for his administration and set the stage for a "year of action" in 2014.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - The health insurance exchanges were supposed to be the crowning glory of Obamacare -- an easy way to help the 45 million people who don't have health insurance get some
Posted: 12/21/2013 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was released from the hospital after being diagnosed as exhausted and was cleared to return to work, a statement from his office said on Friday.
Updated: 12/18/2013 - Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
Updated: 12/19/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says difficult decisions had to be made in North Carolina government in 2013 while tackling complex problems he believes will lead to a better and more prosperous state.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - A presidential advisory panel is recommending stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store Americans' telephone records and requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone and Internet data.
Posted: 12/16/2013 - The North Carolina Republican Party chairman says GOP state Sen. Bob Rucho should apologize for a Twitter comment in which he compared the Affordable Care Act with Nazis and terrorists.
Posted: 12/15/2013 - The United States could take “concrete action” against Ukraine if its government cracks down on dissent, Senator John McCain warned Sunday as he addressed thousands of protesters camped on Kiev's bitterly cold main square.
Posted: 12/15/2013 - Senate Budget Committee chair Sen Patty Murray, D- Wash., and her House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wisc., gave a vigorous defense Sunday of the budget agreement which they announced last week.
Posted: 12/12/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory is ready to light the State Capitol Christmas tree.
Updated: 12/12/2013 - The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, suffers from schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
Posted: 12/10/2013 - Democratic Representative Butterfield says he met President Mandela on three occasions, most recently during his last visit to Washington.
Posted: 12/10/2013 - The Senate voted 57-40 on Tuesday to end a Republican filibuster, or delaying tactics, against Rep. Mel Watt.
Posted: 12/09/2013 - The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.
Posted: 12/08/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's administration has rolled out a scaled-back model to Medicaid reform in North Carolina after an effort unveiled several months ago fell flat.
Posted: 12/06/2013 - Republicans ought to be “embarrassed” of their record low productivity during their time in charge of the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
Posted: 12/05/2013 - Lawmakers and others from across North Carolina to Washington D.C. are reacting to the death of Nelson Mandela.
Posted: 12/03/2013 - Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones has joined Massachusetts Democrat Stephen Lynch calling for the release of additional documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Posted: 12/01/2013 - As the international community gets set to mark the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day next week, President Obama is facing renewed pressure from U.S. lawmakers and activists to take legacy-setting action to combat HIV/AIDS.