There are some some deep political lessons in how the 2016 hopefuls fumbled the political hot potato.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration has been on the job for six years and presided over such controversial decisions as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive.
In his first major speech of the year, Jeb Bush seemed very much a candidate road testing a message that will be the centerpiece of a bid for the White House.
Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.
While he hasn't declared his 2016 candidacy yet, the former Florida governor spoke Wednesday at a preferred venue for presidential candidates.
Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech Wednesday to the Detroit Economic Club got his feet wet.
There are already 1,200 voting bills introduced in state legislatures this year. Many seek to expand early voting, online and mail voting.
A year ago, President Obama proposed doing away with the National Security Agency's practice of collecting Americans' phone records in secret. Has that change been accomplished?
Ash Carter is poised to become the fourth secretary of Defense under President Obama. Carter has been working off and on in the Pentagon for nearly 30 years.
Some lawmakers are pushing for a hike in the federal gas tax to help pay for roads and bridges. The White House wants to spend on infrastructure too but not through an increase in the gas tax.
Republican governors in Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and other states are pushing Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act — something many at first resisted.
Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.
Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.
The vote was 239-186. The bill would repeal the health care law and direct panels to come up with a replacement. The measure, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, faces a presidential veto threat.
Florida Republican Marco Rubio is using his new role as chairman of a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to rail against what he sees as U.S. concessions to Cuba. He's particularly concerned about plans to reopen the U.S. embassy in Havana.
The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first such full repeal vote in two nearly two years. Some 19 million Americans would lose health coverage under the legislation. The bill, though, is not likely to pass the Senate, where a half dozen Democrats would have to go along with it. President Obama has also promised to veto legislation that undoes his signature achievement.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow to make the Senate work like it used to will face a big test this month, but Sen. Ted Cruz has put him in a dilemma.