The Congressional Budget Office updated its 2011 figures on the Affordable Care Act and found 2 million fewer Americans will be insured than originally thought.
With Republican senators eager to get a jobs bill to President Barack Obama's desk, Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a vote in exchange for dropping a filibuster of the president's judicial nominees.
A Bloomberg National Poll showed 38 percent of Americans saying their situation is better than when Barack Obama took office, an increase from September, when 27 percent said the same.
Rick Santorum says he can deny Mitt Romney the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination and then win at the convention himself.
The U.S. Department of Justice Monday objected Texas' strict new voter ID law.
President Barack Obama Friday told Rolls Royce workers in Virginia that day by day, we're restoring this economy from crisis.
Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech to a group of U.S. bishops about promoting the Catholic Church's teaching on sexuality and marriage.
After a disappointing Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich has staked his campaign on victories in Alabama and Mississippi.
FBI Director Robert Mueller says agency will resort to physical surveillance teams.
Rick Santorum did well among Ohio Republicans who want their party's nominee to be a true conservative. Though he narrowly lost to Mitt Romney in Ohio, Santorum won primaries in Tennessee and Oklahoma as well as North Dakota's caucus.
Georgia, where Gingrich launched his political career, was a must-win state for the ex-House speaker. It's the anchor of his strategy of defeating rivals in the Deep South after a string of primary defeats elsewhere.
Where to watch Tennessee primary results.
A guide to the primary results from Georgia.
President Barack Obama Tuesday held his first news conference of 2012, touching on a variety of topics including Iran's nuclear ambitions, gas prices, immigration reform and Rush Limbaugh's remarks on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke.
A federal appeals court Monday said prison officials can medicate involuntarily Jared Lee Loughner, who stands accused of shooting then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head in a 2011 and fatally gunning down six.
Angus King, a former independent two-term governor of Maine, is expected to launch a campaign for the Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, a GOP moderate.
For a denomination born from slavery and racism, the Southern Baptist Convention is poised for an a historic election.
Chief District Court Judge Richard F. Cebull, who admitted to sending out an email containing a racist anti-Obama joke, has asked the president for foregiveness and has asked for an investigation into any misconduct.
Michael McKibben convinced a jury that Facebook infringed on his patented technology for social media sharing, but was unable to show the patent was valid. A federal appeals court will hear McKibben's appeal Monday.
A study says Roberts Court justices are better educated than their predecessors, have spent more time in academia and serving on the federal appeals courts. But is that kind of experience necessarily a good thing?
Charles and David Koch, wealthy conservative advocates, want greater stake in The Cato Institute, a renowned libertarian think tank.
Senate Democrats beat back an amendment from Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri that would allow any employer and insurance company to withhold coverage of certain procedures if they can claim a moral or religious reason.
A USA Today/Gallup oll from this week showed that most Americans believe the Affordable Care Act mandate to obtain health insurance will be struck down, even though more than half say the health care law is good policy.
With Bob Kerrey running for his old Senate seat in Nebraska, Democrats landed a top recruit to maintain the party's hold on a top Republican target.
A group called Freedom to Marry wants Democrats at the 2012 convention to add a plank affirming support of same-sex marriage in its official party platform.
Sen. Olympia Snowe will retire at the end of 2012, leaving the dwindling group of moderate Republicans without one of their most prominent members.
The nonpartisan Governmental Accountability Office said Tuesday Congress and the Obama administration should find ways to cut down on federal programs across agencies that overlap with each other.
Bank of America had attempted to get an $8.5 billion settlement over bad Countrywide mortgage-backed securities approved in New York state court over the objection of some angry investors.
President Barack Obama reiterated that his support for post-high school education goes beyond four-year college degree programs.
An Ohio high school student is in custody after reportedly turning himself into authorities after a shoot out in a school outside of Cleveland.