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Post election realities push some Congress types towards the middle

There's a lot of political currency these days in being labeled a "problem-solver," a title that has become highly sought-after following a polarizing election...

Critics say too much Hurricane Sandy aid tied to other projects

Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to...

Biden set to meet with House members on gun control issues

Vice President Joe Biden and members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet will meet on Monday with members of the U.S. House of Representatives as...

Biden’s gun control proposals will spark a gunfight on Capitol Hill

Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a series of White House meetings on Friday and prepared recommendations to curb gun violence that will call...

No clear path for Obama to act alone on debt ceiling...

The White House would be taking a risk if it tries to make a constitutional end-run around Congress' authority to raise the debt ceiling,...

Biden looks to video game industry to help curb gun-related violence

Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas as the White...

Obama meeting with Karzai to discuss end of U.S. role in...

Charting the course for a war's end, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai meet Friday at the White House to discuss the...

What new Treasury Secretary nominee doesn’t know could be a problem

President Barack Obama broke the mold on Thursday by choosing a budget wonk to serve as U.S. Treasury secretary, leaving gaps on the international...

Pastor for Obama inaugural withdraws because of anti-gay rant

The evangelical pastor chosen to give the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony Thursday after remarks surfaced that he made...

Afghan lawmakers predict disaster, civil war if U.S. pulls troops out

  Afghan lawmakers said on Wednesday disaster and civil war would follow if Washington pushed ahead with a suggestion to withdraw all its troops from...