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White House looking for sharply increased gun control laws

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity...

Embattled Boehner holds on to Speaker’s post

Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and...

The fiscal cliff debacle: From hope to hopelessness

It began so optimistically. On November 16, after their first "fiscal cliff" session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in...

House abandons political rhetoric, approves Senate bill averting ‘fiscal cliff’

Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax...

House Republicans throw monkey wrench into effort to avoid fiscal cliff

Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's...

Senate approves tax, spending deal 89-8

Hours past a self-imposed deadline for action, the Senate passed legislation early New Year's Day to neutralize a fiscal cliff combination of across-the-board tax...

Senate, White House reach tentative deal to avert fiscal cliff

Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to block across-the-board tax increases and spending...

Stuborn disputes delay hopes for deal to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

The White House and Senate Republicans sorted through stubborn disputes over taxing the wealthy and cutting the budget to pay for Democratic spending proposals...

Obama looks at NRA guns in schools lunacy with skeptical disregard

President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday he hopes to get new U.S. gun control measures passed during the first year...

Obama, Republicans draw lines on new budget deal

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional...