Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.
In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
It will get worse if lawmakers fail to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money later this spring.
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.
Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must look different from regular foods, lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday in rejecting a bill to loosen requirements.
Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.
A Southern California lawyer is working on getting a measure on the ballot that calls for killing gays "by bullets to the head."
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
Sen. Ted Cruz showed he was a candidate in a hurry early Monday morning, announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter just after midnight, several hours before the official launch at the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell Monday morning.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is set to become the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president. Here's a quick snapshot with a few key things to know about Cruz before his announcement Monday.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign Monday, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign.
The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review.
On Thursday, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Congressman Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania, hosted the first ever Congressional Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus to help veterans deal with their demons.
GOP plan includes trimming $1 trillion from entitlement programs, such as food stamps, and converting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP to a fund states would oversee by 2021.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing.
In a direct step toward a run for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is hiring political staff to guide her Democratic primary efforts in the early voting state of New Hampshire.
Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation's top diplomat - an admission that sought to quell a political furor.
Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.