Negotiators in the Senate reached a bi-partisan deal to extend unemployment benefits for 5 months, retroactive to the end of last year.
Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest.
Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole that would cut benefits to 850,000 people. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts. Many are taking it.
The Democrats' "fix it, don't nix" it message on the Affordable Care Act obviously didn't lead to victory in the Florida special election. But it doesn't look like they'll be changing their approach.
In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.
The issue of drug sentencing reform has been getting historic traction in recent months, crossing ideological lines. Attorney General Eric Holder backed the "All Drugs Minus Two" proposal Thursday.
Announcing he intends to change the rules governing overtime, President Obama said Americans have "spent too much time working more and making less."
Republicans say that to get the measure passed new IRS rules that make it harder for tax-exempt groups to veer into politics must be dealt with.
Askew implemented a five percent corporate tax and pushed for ethics-in-government laws such as the "Sunshine Amendment" mandating financial disclosure by public officials.
Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.
Stanley Fischer, President Obama's choice to be the Federal Reserve's vice chairman, is on Capitol Hill Thursday for a confirmation hearing .
President Obama is asking the Labor Department to update the rules governing overtime. The goal is to require millions of additional workers to be paid overtime — an idea business opposes.
Colorado's Senate race is heating up with the entry of a well-regarded Republican challenger. Colorado is also the model for Democratic voter mobilization efforts in battleground states nationwide.
Democrats and Republicans generally agree that Congress needs to approve an aid package quickly. But it's proven harder than expected for everyone to agree on what should be in that aid package.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the bill, which now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The House has its own version.
Sen. Robert Menendez is proposing a bill to send aid to Ukraine and mete out sanctions against Russia. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses his bill and his recent op-ed.
Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is visiting the White House Wednesday. The meeting comes days before a vote in Crimea over whether to secede from Ukraine.
President Obama is asking the Labor Department to begin a rule-making process to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. It's part of his effort to address income inequality.
The administration's plan to increase the number of American workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay is seen as part of a strategy to stress income inequality.
The president is expected to tell the Labor Department to change the rules about who is eligible. Critics say that might backfire. Proponents say it would narrow income inequality.