- Republican rebels force new delay in debt crisis
July 29 2011 2:47 AM
Urgent efforts to avoid an unprecedented U.S. debt default suffered a new blow on Thursday when some fiscally hardline Republicans blocked a budget deficit plan proposed by their own congressional leaders.
- Snapshot: What to expect Thursday in debt crisis
July 28 2011 9:07 AM
Here is what to expect on Thursday as lawmakers try to close in on a deal for Congress to raise the government's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit by an August 2 deadline and avoid a debt default:
- Oregon's David Wu Quitting Congress Over Sex Allegations
July 27 2011 4:08 AM
Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced on Tuesday that he would be resigning from Congress, following allegations of sex encounter with a teenage girl.
- Oregon lawmaker to resign over sex scandal
July 26 2011 6:58 PM
Oregon Democratic Congressman David Wu, accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with a campaign donor's teenage daughter, said on Tuesday he will resign his seat to defend himself against "these very serious allegations."
- Oregon Congressman Wu to Resign Amid Sex Scandal
July 26 2011 12:53 PM
U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore, will resign following allegations that he had a forced sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman.
- Oregon lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct will not run
July 25 2011 9:48 PM
Oregon Democratic Congressman David Wu, accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of a campaign contributor, has decided not to run for reelection next year, a spokesman said on Monday.
- Pelosi seeks ethics probe of Oregon Democrat Wu
July 25 2011 12:24 PM
House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she will seek an ethics investigation Monday into sexual misconduct allegations against Representative David Wu.
- Officials scramble for debt deal, markets on edge
July 24 2011 8:12 PM
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struggled on Sunday to break a partisan deadlock on a budget deal to avoid a U.S. debt default and reassure global markets, with no sign of a deal emerging.
- Obama, Boehner Back at Debt Deal Table
July 23 2011 7:10 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, took pains to underscore that not only have the debt deal talks resumed, he says all parties are working toward an agreement. Time certainly is of the essence: the U.S. has less than 10 days to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default.
- Obama Summons Boehner for Emergency Debt Ceiling Talks at White House
July 23 2011 9:08 AM
President Barack Obama summoned House Speaker John Boehner to White House after the Republican from Ohio threw the debt ceiling talks into disarray by withdrawing from discussions.
- GOP, Tea Party Tweeted More Than Democrats in 2010 Election
July 22 2011 11:17 AM
Republicans and Tea Party members used the social media Twitter more than Democrats during the midterm elections last year, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
- Who Is Allen West?
July 20 2011 6:35 PM
U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. sent a highly publicized e-mail calling Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz vile and not a lady after she indirectly criticized his plans for insurance reform. Aside from an outspoken member of the House, who is Allen West?
- Ron Paul Hits Airwaves with New Ads
July 14 2011 5:45 PM
Iowa and New Hampshire will be the first lucky states to hear Ron Paul issue his stern warning against raising the federal debt limit, as his new ad hits the airwaves in the early-voting states.
- U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey to Retire in 2012
June 28 2011 1:40 PM
U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., announced Monday that she will not run for an 11th term in 2012, saying she will reach age 75 before the next election and the time has come to move on.
- Obama’s Afghanistan Drawdown Plan Gets Mixed Reviews
June 23 2011 10:29 AM
President Barack Obama's plan to accelerate the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has already provoked an outpouring of reactions at home and abroad, ranging from praise for his boldness to criticism that he is not being bold enough or is acting rashly.
- Saudi women vie for their 'right to drive'
June 20 2011 11:29 AM
Saudi women activists, bloggers and academicians on Monday dashed off a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday seeking her support for their 'right to drive' in the country.
- How much do taxpayers pay to 'sexting' Rep.Anthony Weiner?
June 17 2011 8:10 PM
How much will US taxpayers pay for the 'retirement' of Representative Anthony Weiner, who decided to resign from the Congress in the wake of a damaging online sex scandal? The amount he will get in retirement is close to one million dollars, according to reports.
- Weiner Resigns from Congress
June 16 2011 3:33 PM
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, speaking at the Council Center for Senior Citizens in Brooklyn where he first began his career, announced Thursday his resignation from Congress.
- Anthony Weiner Resigns
June 16 2011 2:29 PM
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has resigned, capping a precipitous fall that began with revelations that Weiner had been sending lewd photos to women he met online.
- Huma Abedin behind Weiner's Decision to Resign - A Tough Road Ahead
June 16 2011 1:30 PM
Anthony Weiner is set to resign Thursday afternoon, ending his career as a seven-term Democratic congressman from New York.