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Obama slams Republicans over delay of Hagel nomination

President Barack Obama is criticizing Senate Republicans for delaying the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as his secretary of defense. The president said his opponents...

Senate Republicans force delay on Hagel confirmation

By delaying a confirmation vote on Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, Senate Republicans have forced Leon Panetta to remain on the job he...

GOP Senators call Hagel a liar, want his nomination vote delayed

Senate Republicans have questioned Chuck Hagel's truthfulness and they've challenged his patriotism. Now they're threatening to stonewall his nomination to be President Barack Obama's defense...

Boehner backs off, lets other take the lead on issues

John Boehner is pulling back. After two stressful years as Washington's most powerful Republican and a pair of failed, high-profile rounds of budget talks...

Exiting Social Security boss faults President, Congress & others for agency’s...

Outgoing Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue has some parting shots for Congress, the White House and advocates for seniors. They have all "really...

Obama’s State of the Union brings quick oppositon from Congress

President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased a...

As usual, Obama lied in some claims in State of the...

President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for...

GOP response: Usual Obama rhetoric on taxes, spending

Republicans dismissed President Barack Obama's State of the Union address as nothing more than big government spending and more tax increases. But a brief...

In divided vote, Senate panel approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary. The Armed Services Committee voted...

State of the Union: Obama talking economy, audience screaming guns

The American public will get a competing mix of rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, a speech...