WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Obama’s spokesman disclosed Monday, expanding the circle of top officials who kn…
WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure, the Obama administration signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy delays affecting airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts i…
WASHINGTON — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Obama’s health-care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.
WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached agreement on all the major elements of sweeping legislation to remake the nation’s immigration laws and expect to unveil the bill next week, lawmakers said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — President Obama appointed veteran U.S. Secret Service official Julia Pierson as the first female director in the agency’s 148-year history Tuesday, nearly a year after a prostitution scandal tarred the reputation of one of the nation’s top law enforcement institutions.
WASHINGTON — Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans told President Obama on Thursday to tone down his political attacks and prod Democratic allies to support controversial changes in Medicare if he wants a compromise reducing deficits and providing stability to federal benefit programs.
WASHINGTON — President Obama is opening the door to the possibility of a resumption of White House tours for student groups amid some confusion over who made the ultimate decision to cancel them.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer acknowledges the assembled media at the Million Air Tucson jet center at the Tucson airport after an aerial tour of the Arizona border. The governor spoke on the latest status of border security efforts in Arizona.
Gov. Brewer arrives in Tucson via Black Hawk helicopter after touring the border. She invited President Obama to tour the border, too.
Hours before President Obama's State of the Union address, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer toured the border area Tuesday and concluded the region remains a "gateway of the drug cartels."
President Obama at the meeting Monday with, from left, Attorney General Eric Holder, Minneapolis Chief Janee Harteau and Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff Richard W. Stanek.
WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor said he was encouraged by a discussion on gun control during a meeting with President Obama and other police chiefs at the White House Monday.
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EL PASO, Texas — Bad news for thousands of people who wanted to see Texas secede: The state is still in the U.S.
WASHINGTON - Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.
WASHINGTON — Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end “fiscal cliff” that threatens to send the econ…
PHOENIX - Arizona's 11 Republican electors formally cast their votes Monday for Mitt Romney - but not before three of them, including the state party chairman, said questions remain about whether President Obama is a natural-born citizen.
WASHINGTON - With the outcome of next month's presidential election increasingly hazy, here's a shred of clarity that investors can cling to: The tax rates they pay on investment income like stock profits and dividends are almost certain to change.