President Obama came into office hailed as the "Great Communicator," but when it came to explaining the $780 billion stimulus, he came up short, setting up a pattern that would repeat.
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Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin talks about Chicago after more than 700 homicides in 2016. He says there's not one solution, but the city does need federal funds to grow the police force.
Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.
The head of the Office of Government Ethics writes that several nominees have not completed the required ethics review process or submitted financial disclosures. Hearings begin next week.
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Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.
Lawmakers have lots of questions for Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. The former ExxonMobil CEO has done business around the world, including with Russian President Putin.
Jason Lewis was a conservative radio host in Minnesota and was recently elected to represent his state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He talks about his legislative priorities.
The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.
President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.
Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.
Congress is back in session and at the top of Republicans' agenda is repealing Obamacare. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan discusses efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.
When a congressman's son performed a dance move called the dab after his father's swearing-in ceremony, he made headlines. Or was he sneezing? Either way, the 17-year-old got grounded.
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In a ceremony marking the end of the 2016 presidential election, some Democrats objected to the official Electoral College tally. But Vice President Joe Biden stopped them, saying, "It is over."
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses his book, A World in Disarray, and what U.S. foreign policy could look like under Donald Trump.
President Obama inherited an economy that was cratering, the worst recession since the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely, things have turned around. The job market is strong, but quickly shifting.
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With a Republican in the White House, the GOP and anti-abortion-rights supporters hope to succeed in defunding Planned Parenthood. But there's sure to be a fight, and the road ahead will be bumpy.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says he's open to compromise, but wants to hold a hard line on protecting his party's priorities. And he's going to use the incoming president's words against him.
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Republicans are once again threatening to defund Planned Parenthood. They've tried and failed before, but they could have new momentum this time around with control of the House, Senate and the White House.
The French far right politician Marine Le Pen, who is running to be her country's president, says the wave of populism that brought Brexit to the United Kingdom and and Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is no passing phenomenon, but the world's new political future.