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Government shutdown: Can the sequel be even worse?

The partial government shutdown has ended but that doesn't mean anyone has a solid idea for dodging a potential sequel. The legislative stalemate was resolved...

Obama says GOP role in government shutdown ‘encouraged’ America’s enemies’

In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that "encouraged our enemies" around...

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new...

Turn out the lights America. The party is long gone

More than a few political pundits nowadays are bemoaning the obvious fact that America's President Barack Obama just can't seem to to anything right...

Divided vote in Senate over Obama’s war plans; More trouble in...

A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's...

Senate Republicans divided over Syria

President Barack Obama's proposal to bomb Syria is dividing both political parties as they cope with Iraq war weariness and, in the GOP, the...

What convinced Obama to finally ask Congress for permission to do...

After putting a decision to launch military strikes on Syria into the hands of Congress, President Barack Obama is doing what his critics have...

Republican Senators want details on Obama’s determination to strike Syria

Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad's Syria if he wants to win...

Obama to McCain: ‘Hey John, I need your help’

President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress' most intractable foreign policy hawks will...

Debate on Syria gets louder with more questions raised

The debate is on as congressional lawmakers begin considering President Barack Obama's request that they authorize a military strike on Syria to punish the...