On the defensive, the Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday its problem-plagued health insurance website didn't get enough testing before going live. It said technicians were deep into the job of fixing major computer snags but provided no timetable.
The Obama administration is appealing to its allies in Congress, on Wall Street and across the country to stick with President Barack Obama's health care law even as embarrassing problems with the flagship website continue to mount.
In 1976 the U.S. Senate gave itself the power to disclose classified information it deemed to be in the public interest, even over the objections of the president of the United States.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says in a "matter of weeks" he'll return to the issue of working to force the Obama administration to reveal more to the public about when it can target and kill with a drone an American citizen suspected of terrorism.
Leaders from both parties insist a sequel to the government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive.
The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress' standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had damaged the U.S. economy.
Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
Time growing desperately short, House Republican efforts to pass legislation averting a Treasury default and ending a partial government shutdown collapsed Tuesday night, and one of the country's top ratings firms warned of a possible downgrade in the nation's creditworthiness.
A published report says the National Security Agency has collected millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world — including those of Americans — in its effort to find links to terrorism or other criminal activity.
After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced on Monday to reach an agreement that could head off a Treasury default that threatens severe national economic damage and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown.
Efforts accelerated in Congress on Friday to keep the U.S. Treasury from defaulting as early as next week and to end the partial government shutdown that stretched through an 11th day.
On a day crammed with rising and falling hopes, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans groped inconclusively Thursday for common ground that could avert an economy-tanking default and possibly end the 10-day-old partial government shutdown.
Wyden, a Democrat, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz saying that little appears to have changed in the protection of whistleblowers at Hanford. He says this incident shows that people who raise safety concerns continue to face retaliation.
Some businesses say they'll be forced to hire fewer people or cut employee hours to avoid having to offer insurance coverage to workers under the new health care law.
House Speaker John Boehner's office says a small group of House Republicans will meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday instead of the full caucus the White House invited. Oregon's U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-District 2, will be among them.