The contours of the Republican veepstakes have shifted this week. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's stock seems to be rising, while conflicting reports about whether Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is being vetted have muddied the waters. Here, a look at the potential contenders.
Just 17 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a new Gallup poll. Many are surprised the rating is that high given the gridlock, dysfunction and general inability of Congress to get anything done. And many...
The Federal Reserve ends its two-day meeting Wednesday by offering its assessment of the economy and then declaring its latest plan for making things better. Will the Fed's monetary policy formula offer another dash of Operation Twist or a dose of QE3? Read more about these key phrases and what they mean.
On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up a five-day, six-state bus tour called Every Town Counts. He was trying to show voters a more relaxed person than they've seen so far. Romney also honed his attacks against President Obama.
A House committee meets to consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Wednesday. Holder failed to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-trafficking operation. Rep. Darrell Issa met with Holder Tuesday in an effort to resolve difference over his panel's subpoena for the documents.
President Obama's announcement that he will implement some portions of the DREAM Act pre-empts a plan by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to introduce a compromise bill. Rubio says he believes Obama overstepped his constitutional authority with the move.
Teachers in the country's third-largest school district have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if the city and their union can't come to terms this summer. The vote is just the latest example of the gulf between teachers, Chicago school officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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