November 19, 2014 @ 10:20 am
U.S. stock exchanges will have to keep a closer eye on their electronic trading systems under rules adopted by federal regulators.
November 19, 2014 @ 10:09 am
A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is scaling back the size and number of Ebola treatment facilities it is building in Liberia.
November 19, 2014 @ 9:41 am
A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats rebuffed her effort Wednesday to elect a close ally to an important committee post.
November 19, 2014 @ 8:48 am
The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.
November 19, 2014 @ 8:44 am
The acting director of the Secret Service warned lawmakers Wednesday of "potentially dire consequences" from lowered morale and operational security at the agency. He vowed to do better.
November 19, 2014 @ 8:08 am
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama's executive immigration actions will be comprehensive and include border security measures.
November 19, 2014 @ 7:08 am
Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.
November 19, 2014 @ 5:12 am
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
November 19, 2014 @ 12:28 am
Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.
November 19, 2014 @ 12:20 am
A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month.
November 18, 2014 @ 7:48 pm
House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond.
November 18, 2014 @ 5:52 pm
To Armenian-Americans, the display Tuesday of a hand-woven rug at the White House Visitor's Center represented a hard-fought victory in their push for official recognition of the killings of their ancestors experienced nearly a century ago.
November 18, 2014 @ 3:28 pm
The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
November 18, 2014 @ 2:56 pm
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should take executive action as quickly as possible to remake the nation's immigration system.
November 18, 2014 @ 2:45 pm
Thousands of federal patent workers are allowed to work from home with little supervision and face almost no discipline even if they lie about the hours they put in, an internal watchdog told Congress Tuesday as lawmakers examine a telework program acclaimed as a model for the government.