WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House leaned hard on fellow Democrats Wednesday to support President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republican leaders, saying it would be foolhardy and "borderline immoral" to allow taxes to climb on the middle class and benefits to run out for the long-term jobless.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The disparity between graduation rates for White and Black players at schools headed to bowl games grew again this year even as overall academic progress increased for both, a study released Monday found.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state but leave intact bans in other western states under the court's jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at preventing the United States from targeting anti-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki for death, but questioned whether a president or his aides can order a U.S. citizen assassinated for terrorist activity.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Tuesday urged congressional Democrats to quickly embrace a contentious tax cut plan that President Barack Obama cut with Republicans, arguing that the rank and file need to move on to other issues before the party loses control of the House in January.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on whether California's same-sex marriage ban is constitutional in a hearing to be televised nationally.
The 40-year congressional veteran on Thursday became the 23rd House member in the nation's history to be censured for misconduct. As the final chapter of a more than two-year ethics investigation played out, Rangel moved through several zones of emotion: contrition, anger, relief, defiance
In a surprising setback, the nation's unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high, as hiring slowed across the economy.