The latest person to seriously consider throwing his hat in the ring is Mitt Romney, who had said he would not run again. What does his apparent change of heart mean for the GOP nominating battle?
Rules passed by the GOP House majority prevent money from being transferred from the retirement fund to the disability fund. Critics say it's an attempt to make cuts to both Social Security programs.
House and Senate Republicans are holding a joint retreat in Hershey, Pa., on Thursday and Friday. Democratic Senators will gather in Baltimore to talk strategy, and to hear from President Obama.
Audie Cornish talks to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.
The House moved to turn back President Obama's immigration actions. The White House is pushing back. Now what?
The president is asking the agency to address state laws that could inhibit competition for high-speed Internet service. The move could draw opposition from major cable and Internet companies.
If Romney is serious, and follows through, it will fundamentally change the nature of the GOP primaries next year. And if both he and Jeb Bush run, they become each other's first hurdle.
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced that she won't seek re-election. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has said she'll run for the seat, but a number of Democrats are considering a run, too.
The House is set to pass a $40 billion spending bill that pays for the Department of Homeland Security to the end of the budget year — but also invalidates President Obama's executive actions on deportations.
Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the vote. She could be the first black woman, and mom, to lead the Justice Department.
In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.
New York City's first lady has been criticized for her attire at a police officer's funeral, particularly at a time when her husband has been at odds with the NYPD. But should her clothes matter?
Melissa Block speaks with Patrick O'Connor, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal about Mitt Romney telling donors he wants to run again for president in 2016.
A new political committee will pay for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's pre-presidential announcement politicking. But don't confuse it with the separate superPAC of the same name.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.
On Monday President Obama called for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy. It's part of a weeklong series of technology-themed proposals as Obama prepares for next week's State of the Union address.
The CIA's excruciating interrogations of suspected terrorists, widely seen as torture, are detailed as official acts in the Senate report released last month. Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who spearheaded that report, wants to prevent such acts from ever happening again. She's proposing legislation and administrative moves for which her Republican colleagues see little need and which activists deem too timid.
On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Ernest said the administration erred in not sending a senior representative to join the unity march in Paris on Sunday.
The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.