The proportion of Americans contributing to the nation's public presidential election campaign fund has decreased considerably since the programs hey-day in the 1970s.
Senator Daniel Akaka's retirement jeopardizes the fight to grant Native Hawaiians federal recognition
The conservative American Legislative Exchange Council disbanded a task force that had advocated for “Stand Your Ground” laws in states as well as voter identification laws.
Senate Republicans on Monday afternoon blocked President Barack Obama's Buffett Rule legislation, which would have put a 30-percent minimum tax on millionaires.
A prominent Democratic donor has vowed to spend $100,000 on a campaign designed to pressure President Barack Obama into signing an executive order that would protect LGBT workers from workplace discrimination at the hands of federal contractors.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle paid an effective tax rate of about 20.5 percent in 2011, but would like to be paying more in order to make the U.S. tax system more fair.
Chris Dodd, a former U.S. senator who heads the Motion Picture Association of America, said there will be another push for some kind of anti-piracy legislation after the 2012 elections.
The Buffett Rule is a plan that would raise taxes on America's most wealthy, requiring those making $1 million or more per year to pay a minimum federal tax rate of 30 percent on all income. The idea is sparking heated debates, and that merits a closer look at how U.S. taxes are structured now, what sorts of changes Obama is pushing, and why exactly he's pushing them.
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson announced on Wednesday plans to open a casino strip in Spain, pushing for a $35 billion casino complex in either Barcelona or Madrid.
The measure, passed in the state House of Representatives by a 37-22 vote, would bar healthcare professionals from performing abortions after 20 weeks, except in the case of a medical emergency. The bill now goes to the state's Republican governor for approval.
With his 3-year-old daughter hospitalized over the weekend, Rick Santorum cited family concerns for ending his presidential campaign.
The president, seeking to bolster his message of economic fairness, is advocating a plan that would raise income taxes on Americans earning more than $1 million to a minimum of 30 percent.
Mitt Romney is looking ahead to November: there is chatter about his potential running mate and the candidate himself is barely mentioning his Republican rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich
Nigerian rebels Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the Easter day bombing that killed up to three dozen people in the northern city of Kaduna.
The so-called Caylee's Law -- born after the death of Orlando 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in 2008 -- was signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, according to multiple media reports.
Friday's job report for March showed 121,000 hires -- the first figures in five months showing job growth under 200,000.
The Connecticut death penalty's days may be numbered as the Connecticut state Senate voted to repeal capital punishment Thursday.
The ban on capital punishment -- life without the chance for parole will become the state's maximum punishment -- will apply only to future inmates, not those already on death row.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House of Representatives, said the Affordable Care Act was written in an iron clad way to withstand constitutional review.
Trading on nonpublic information is already illegal for House and Senate members, but the new law bars them and any other federal employee from trading on nonpublic information about upcoming legislation or regulations. It also tightens disclosure requirements on financial transactions.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to strike down an economic law like the Affordable Care Act since before the New Deal.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Republicans to unite behind Mitt Romney Sunday as Rick Santorum vowed to stay in the race beyond a likely defeat in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary.
A Washington watchdog group alleges that U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign committee reimbursed him more than $300 for DVDs of the P90X training regimen, classifying them as a health care expense.
Two studies published on Thursday may finally explain the alarming decline in U.S. bee populations over the last six years.
Plan would cut entitlements, discretionary spending and taxes on high-income Americans, while protecting defense spending.
Congress has passed a stopgap transportation funding bill, ending a partisan stalemate that risked halting money that U.S. states are counting on to pay for updates to roads, bridges and other transit projects.
House Republicans are decrying revised rules for U.S. detention centers that house undocumented immigrants as too lenient. Democrats say conditions for detainees are still too harsh.
Conservative religious leaders rail against socialized medicine as others argue providing health care to all Americans is a faithful action.
U.S. companies and the federal government would be able to share information about cybersecurity threats more easily under a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Joe the Plumber, whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, has lost the lawsuit he filed against three Ohio Job and Family Services officials.