Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the filibuster has been abused, abused, abused after a bipartisan bill to reauthorize a federal export financing bank was stalled Thursday.
The national Republican star and oft-mentioned vice presidential candidate vetoed a bill to set up a health insurance marketplace mandated under the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives added amendments to a Justice Department funding bill that would restrict taxpayer money from litigation involving voter ID laws, the health care law and other politically-divisive issues.
President Barack Obama made a historic announcement of his support of gays and lesbians marrying, but stopped short of calling it a civil right.
The Department of Defense this week issued information-sharing guidelines aimed to bust insiders who leak information to foreign intelligence entities.
The six-term Republican senator from Indiana issued a statement more than 1,000 words long after losing a primary battle to Richard Mourdock, a state treasurer.
Senate Republicans sustained a filibuster of a Democratic bill to keep some student loan rates from doubling to 6.8 percent in July.
A new poll out Tuesday finds that half of Americans support legal recognition of gay marriage. It's the second year in a row that more Americans favor than oppose the idea in the Gallup poll.
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After the arraignment of the five accused 9/11 planners, their civilian counsel criticized the military commission handling the case.
The final poll of support for a North Carolina ballot amendment to ban gay unions shows the measure passing 55-39 percent.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the confessed mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, will be formally arraigned -- along with four alleged co-conspirators -- in a military court at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba on Saturday. Each faces the death penalty.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is getting election-year heat from two prominent Republicans in the House of Representatives.
Mitt Romney appeared Friday on Fox to discuss the April jobs report showing 115,000 jobs added, far lower than expected.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday said Rick Santorum and Sen. Marco Rubio are Republicans' top picks to be Mitt Romney's vice president.
A survey of three swing states -- Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania -- show more voters want the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care law.
A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday shows President Barack Obama deadlocked with Mitt Romney in Florida and Ohio, while the president leads his GOP rival in Pennsylvania.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Montana Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state law banning corporate involvement in elections flies in the face of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Jose Padilla's lawsuit against Bush administration counsel and torture memo author John Yoo.
A slim majority Americans still have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, but support has declined over the last three years.