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Shock, anger and finger-pointing in Washington

On opposite sides of the political spectrum, President Barack Obama and new House Speaker John Boehner suddenly face the same challenge: rise above the...

Arizona tragedy casts pall over stunned nation

The nation's capital lumbered to work in a pall Monday, somber from the Congress to the White House, as official Washington absorbed an assassination...

America’s toxic political climate

Recriminations and soul-searching began over whether an inflamed political climate influenced a gunman to shoot a US congresswoman and 19 other people in Arizona. From...

Oops! White House Christmas card was hack attack

A malware-laden e-mail masquerading as a White House Christmas card was a sinister move by hackers to steal sensitive documents from U.S. law enforcement...

Debt limit already a hot-button issue for GOP

In power scarcely a day, House Republicans bluntly told the White House on Thursday its request to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit...

Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss

Overhauling his team at the top, President Barack Obama on Thursday named banker and seasoned political fighter William Daley as his new chief of...

Volcker ending term on Obama’s economic planel

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is ending his term as chairman of President Barack Obama's economic advisory panel next month, a person familiar...

Pelosi has no regrets but some Democrats may disagree

Democrat Nancy Pelosi said she had no regrets on her last day as House speaker Tuesday, a reign that lasted four years and is...

New Obama, new team, same old problems

Retooling for a re-election run, President Barack Obama is shaking up his senior leadership team to deal with the new realities of his term:...

Boehner to Obama: We’re in charge now

Eager to show who's now in charge, the House's new Republican majority plans to vote to repeal President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul...