House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday, "I don't see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesn't have majority support of Republicans."
Critics who compared Obama's stance on government surveillance to that of Dick Cheney are missing his insistence on proper systematic balances, Obama said
The leaker of classified documents on U.S. surveillance programs will go online live Monday, a newspaper says.
It's a glaring number in a national poll that's making headlines.
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Affirmative action. Voting rights. Same-sex marriage: The Supreme Court is about to rule on some of the most contentious issues in American society.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined an invitation to attend agathering of social conservatives, opting instead to make appearance with Bill Clinton.
Facebook discloses that it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities in the last half of 2012.
Republicans try to keep the public focused on the forgotten scandal of IRS targeting of conservative groups.
FBI Director Robert Mueller says secret government surveillance programs are conducted legally.
Facebook discloses that it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities in the last half of 2012.
FEMA denied additional aid tied to deadly blasts at a Texas fertilizer plant, a decision ripped Wednesday by local and state officials upset at President Obama.
Syria has crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the United States to increase the "scale and scope" of its support for the opposition, the White House said Thursday.
There are signs everywhere in the Granite State that the 2016 race for president is starting to take shape, at least among Republicans.
President Barack Obama hailed steps forward for gay, lesbians and transgendered people on Thursday, asserting this community's fight for rights has reached a "turning point."
China remained tight lipped Thursday about its stance on NSA leaker Edward Snowden who is believed to be in Hong Kong.
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that human genes cannot be patented.
The grounds outside the U.S. Supreme Court have long been a place for protests, rallies, and other "expressive events."
The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald slammed U.S. Rep. Peter King after the New York Republican called for the columnist to face criminal charges.
Six months after a gunman burst into a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school and slaughtered 20 children and killed six others, promises of stricter national gun control laws remain largely unfulfilled.
Phone records obtained by the government through a secret program disclosed last week helped prevent "dozens" of terrorist events, the NSA director says.
Edward Snowden tells a Hong Kong newspaper he will fight to remain there if U.S. authorities try to charge him.
House members from both political parties raised concerns Wednesday with administration officials who briefed the entire chamber on the government's recently revealed top secret surveillance programs.
The widespread collection of Americans' phone records was characterized as both a frightening overreach or valuable government law enforcement tool.
The Senate votes to begin debate on immigration reform, an emotionally charged proposal with huge political stakes
House members raise tough questions for administration officials about surveillance programs.
Initial legal challenges to the government's sweeping electronic surveillance programs began to emerge with one couple alleging they were singled out for monitoring because they criticized the U.S. military.
Senior State Department officials may have stopped investigations of misconduct by staff, according to an internal inspector general's.
U.S. authorities are preparing charges against Edward Snowden, the leaker of secret documents detailing government surveillance, a law enforcement source says.
An Ohio man was charged Tuesday with destruction of property stemming from a bizarre incident outside the White House that involved a driverless SUV.
Less than five months into his second term, President Obama seems off-balance from controversies and criticisms.
Divided House Republicans may be a roadblock to any immigration measure passing Congress this year.
The full Senate formally kicks off debate Tuesday on the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill -- a plan which, if enacted, will create a 13-year path to citizenship for most of America's 11 million undocumented immigrants.
The man behind the NSA surveillance leak waited out his fate in a Hong Kong hotel room Monday as a likely criminal investigation brewed.
Obama administration officials confirm there will be White House meetings this week on Syria, where discussion of possibly sending lethal weapons to Syrian rebels will be on the agenda.
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping worked through a range of issues in their 2-day summit
Edward Snowden might never live in the U.S. as a free man again after leaking secrets about a U.S. surveillance program
A 29-year-old computer technician for a U.S. defense contractor leaked details of a top-secret American program that collects vast streams of phone and Internet data, American and British newspapers revealed Sunday.
All the revelations about U.S. surveillance programs in recent days have put the government on the defensive and set privacy advocates howling for reform.
National intelligence director declassifies details about controversial data-mining and phone records programs.
A single leaked document has opened a political Pandora's box over intelligence-gathering in post 9/11 America.
Government surveillance of telephone records and conversations in the name of national security has long been controversial.
Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin, and both claimed race was a primary reason for their rejection.
The Supreme Court in coming days will issue a ruling on whether racial criteria can be used in the admissions process at the University of Texas.
Even after months of tensions over alleged cyberattacks, the leaders of China and the United States struck positive tones in a two-day summit that ended Saturday in the sweltering heat of the California desert as both talked of forging a "new model" for their relations going forward.
Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci -- who was a U.S. ambassador to Canada -- died Saturday after fighting ALS, school says.
The State Department responded to a congressional subpoena on Friday for information relating to the Obama administration's response to the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last year.
Many Americans may be outraged at the level of data mining secretly conducted by the U.S. government in recent years -- phone records, e-mail, and Internet use.
Rep. John Dingell of Michigan became the longest-serving member of Congress on Friday with 57 years, five months, 27 days and counting on Capitol Hill.
America's top intel official says reports of a vast U.S. data-mining program "contain numerous inaccuracies."
An IRS official apologizes for a Star Trek parody video cited as an example of wasteful spending in 2010.
The IRS has placed two employees on administrative leave in connection with a 2010 conference in Anaheim, California, which cost millions of taxpayer dollars.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he has "no intention" of stepping down in the face of criticism over Justice Department handling of national security leak investigations that involved scrutiny of reporters.
President Obama names U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as his national security adviser.
The U.S. government obtained a secret court order that requires Verizon to turn over the records of millions of Americans, the Guardian newspaper reported
The Justice Department defended its scrutiny of reporters around a high-profile national security leak investigation, saying on Tuesday that it followed its own regulations in acquiring subpoenas for Associated Press phone records.
Calling sexual assault in the military "an enemy to morale," James Inhofe urged his colleagues on a committee to tread carefully as it tackles the issue.
Representatives on Tuesday slammed U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss after he said that hormones may be, in part, responsible for sexual assaults in the military.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opted for a special election to fill a newly vacant Senate seat through 2014 instead of appointing a replacement through that time, saying the decision was about giving voters "a choice and a voice in the process" and was not driven by political self-interest.
Lawyers for a former State Department contract worker accused of leaking national secrets to a Fox News reporter are questioning whether search warrants in the case were properly obtained and may ask a federal judge to throw out evidence seized with the warrants.
President Barack Obama nominated three Washington lawyers on Tuesday to fill seats on a high-profile appeals court, launching a political fight with Republicans over his legacy and over Senate confirmation authority.
Members of Congress have differing views of the scope and magnitude of IRS targeting of conservative groups.
Frank Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who was the Senate's last surviving World War II veteran, died Monday.
New IRS chief Daniel Werfel says restoring pubic trust in the agency will difficult after the targeting scandal.
The FBI is turning to the public for any information about the apparent kidnapping in Mexico of a U.S. Marine reservist.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he had some "pretty good fights" with Sen. Frank Lautenberg. But Lautenberg's death early Monday puts the Republican governor in a pretty good bind in replacing him.
The controversy over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is back in the headlines with two hearings this week.
There are no hints and trying to predict an outcome is a slippery slope. But for those anxiously awaiting a Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage -- arguably its biggest issue this term -- knowing potential scenarios is key.
President Obama calls for college students to mount pressure on Republicans to hold down student loan rates.
Three football players at the U.S. Naval Academy are under investigation in an alleged sex assault involving a female midshipmen almost a year ago.
The White House and congressional Republicans battle to control messaging about controversies dogging President Obama.
On most days, Ray Arsenault feels light years away from Washington as he works as superintendent of a vast school district high in the quiet mountains of northeast New Mexico.
Obama administration efforts to monitor gun trafficking of certain semi-automatic firearms along the U.S. border into Mexico received court approval on Friday amid complaints from gun dealers it violated their rights.
In what may be the epic battle of the summer, the White House and Republicans are assembling their armies and sharpening their bayonets for a political fight over the selling of Obamacare.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate James Comey to replace Robert Mueller as FBI director, officials familiar with the nomination process said Wednesday.
When the government investigates the alleged unauthorized release of sensitive information, the focus is normally on the person doing the leaking.
Attorney General Eric Holder is under fire for two cases involving secret efforts to investigate journalists.
A prominent conservative legal advocacy group sued top Internal Revenue Service and Obama administration officials on Wednesday, claiming the constitutional rights of 25 organizations were violated when the IRS targeted conservative outfits seeking tax-exempt status.
A congressional committee on Tuesday subpoenaed current and former top State Department officials related to the development of "talking points" by the Obama administration to publicly explain the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last year.
President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Christie surveyed recovery efforts seven months after Superstorm Sandy.
Planned Parenthood can continue to receive Medicaid funding in Indiana, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal by the state on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and deliver Memorial Day remarks.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military "are a profound betrayal of sacred oaths and sacred trusts," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
President Barack Obama on Friday awarded posthumous Congressional Gold Medals to each of four African-American girls killed in 1963 church bombing in Alabama.
Sexual assaults in the armed forces undermines Americans' confidence in the military, President Obama told newly commissioned officers at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has divided Americans, with some worried about pollution and others calling for jobs
Just before Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment, she gave an opening statement insisting her innocence.
President Barack Obama recast the U.S. fight against terrorism as no longer a "boundless global war" but a targeted effort to dismantle specific extremist networks.
Drone strikes are a necessary evil, but one that must be used with more temperance as the United States' security situation evolves, President Barack Obama said.
As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend there are almost 1.5 million U.S troops in war zones or combat missions worldwide.
The IRS official invoked her constitutional right against self-incrimination Wednesday and refused to answer questions from a congressional committee.
Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit handling tax-exempt status, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Counterterrorism drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009, the U.S. government acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday, one day before President Barack Obama delivers a major speech on related policy.
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is running for New York City mayor, he announced Wednesday morning in a video posted on his campaign website.
On the eve of a speech by President Barack Obama about his administration's counterterrorism policy, Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that U.S. drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009.
Eric Garcetti won the Los Angeles mayoral race, and will become the city's first elected Jewish mayor.