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Defeated foes of NSA spying program vow to continue fight

Opponents of the National Security Agency's collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to...

Don’t expect much from Obama’s economic tour

It's hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama's series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the...

Boehner’s erratic behavior worries House Republicans

House Republicans, especially the hard-core right wingers who march to a tea party beat, privately express concern over what they see as erratic behavior...

Boehner evades leadership on immigration bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner, the House of Representatives "leader" who refuses to lead, avoided taking a stand again Sunday by refusing to...

Boehner: ‘We need to repeal old laws, not pass new...

John Boehner, the always questionable, often irrational Speaker of the House, says Congress should be in the job of repealing laws, not passing new...

No child left behind program left behind by House Republicans

House Republicans voted Friday to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law for evaluating America's students and schools, saying states and local school...

Pushing for immigration reform on Capitol Hill

Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears...

Lackluster second term so far for Obama

A dramatic tax-raising deal last New Year's looked like it might be a breakthrough, signaling improved second-term relations between newly re-elected President Barack Obama...

Obama claims immigration overhaul can boost economy

President Barack Obama says overhauling the nation's immigration system can provide a big boost to the economic recovery. In his weekly Internet and radio address,...

GOP rejects comprehensive approach on immigration

House Republicans are embracing a step-by-step approach to immigration, in contrast to the sweeping plan passed by the Senate and backed by the White...