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Possible vote on raising U.S. debt in coming week

Possible vote on raising U.S. debt in coming week

Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives have penciled in a possible vote next week on legislation to raise the debt limit, a sign that they are moving closer…

With military scandals growing, Hagel appoints ethics officer

With military scandals growing, Hagel appoints ethics officer

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday he will appoint a senior officer to report directly to him on matters of military ethics after a spate of embarrassing scandals including…

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, many political strategists saw it as a triumph of the Obama team’s technological prowess, allowing it to identify…

Manufacturing sector reports job gains

Manufacturing sector reports job gains

U.S. manufacturing stayed on solid ground in January, with employers stepping up hiring by adding 21,000 jobs to their payrolls and boosting their labor market share. January’s job gains marked…

Is job growth really rebounding?

Is job growth really rebounding?

U.S. employment likely rebounded in January after being held back by cold weather the prior month, which would offer assurance that economic growth was not faltering. Nonfarm payrolls are expected…

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

New U.S. budget deficit estimates due on Tuesday will likely show a rapidly improving fiscal picture over the next few years, contributing to a waning appetite in Washington for further…

Christie aides face deadlines on subpoenas

Christie aides face deadlines on subpoenas

Top aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie face a deadline on Monday to reply to document subpoenas made by state lawmakers investigating a traffic scandal that has threatened the…

Democrats up for re-election steering clear of Obama

Democrats up for re-election steering clear of Obama

Spooked by President Barack Obama’s low approval ratings, some of his fellow Democrats in tough November election races have begun their campaigns by distancing themselves from the White House and…

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which soared over his handling of Superstorm Sandy, has fallen almost 20 points since his landslide re-election in November as he faces probes…

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

President Barack Obama has not gone far enough in reforming the monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) and is continuing to violate the privacy rights of individuals, the…