The White House said on Tuesday the president would veto legislation that would prioritize U.S. debt payments if the nation hits its borrowing limit, sending an early salvo in the next round of federal budget skirmishes.
Polls have closed in South Carolina’s First District, and the candidates await the results in what is likely to be an extremely close race. Check the live results here.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joked about his wife Hillary Clinton's much speculated 2016 campaign for president during the Peterson Institute 2013 Fiscal Summit on Facing the Future on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his deliberate approach to determining whether Syria used chemical weapons and pointed to the fates of Osama bin Laden and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as evidence that "we typically follow through on our commitments."
Battle lines are being drawn in the immigration reform fight, and Republicans are splintering. Mainstream conservatives have lambasted a study by the Heritage Foundation claiming reform will cost too much, and now prominent Tea Party members are joining the conflict -- in favor of reform.
Chris Kluwe, an outspoken gay rights advocate and NFL punter, was released from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, sparking speculation that he might have been ousted from the team because of his noticeable role in the gay rights movement.
During the National Rifle Association convention this weekend, conservative commentator Glenn Beck raised eyebrows during his anti-gun laws speech by comparing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Hitler.
The National Labor Relations Board violated the law when it required U.S. businesses to put notices in their workplaces and on their websites informing employees of their right to unionize, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
Following the release of a report from a conservative think tank placing the cost of immigration reform to be around $6 trillion, some Republicans criticized the group and the study, implying the study was a scare tactic to spook Republicans away from passing immigration legislation.
When Jim DeMint announced in December that he was leaving the U.S. Senate to head the Heritage Foundation think tank, he said he thought he could wield more influence outside rather than inside the Congress.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to give states the power to enforce their sales tax laws on online purchases, but the legislation faces a tougher fight in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Even many Republicans are challenging a controversial study from the conservative Heritage Foundation claiming immigration reform will cost $6.3 trillion.
Last week the energy drink company Monster sued the city of San Francisco after it tried to force restriction onto the company. Now, San Francisco is fighting back with a lawsuit of their own.
The Congress this week opens its first debate in six years on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, testing whether business and labor groups can hold together on a delicately crafted deal that already is under attack.
Elizabeth Colbert Busch now trails Mark Sanford by a single point a day before the special House election in South Carolina tomorrow.