The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp narrowly defeated Republican Rick Berg in the race for U.S. Senate in North Dakota, news networks declared Wednesday.
The White House Tuesday slammed a budget plan proposed by U.S. House Republicans, saying it would "end Medicare as we know it."
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Defense Department cannot bear the entire brunt of the budget cuts facing federal government.
U.S. Senate Democrats Monday offered a new payroll tax cut extension plan, which one Senate Republican said had no chance of passing.
The White House was full of celebrities Sunday evening when U.S. President Barack Obama played host to this year's five Kennedy Center honorees.
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee has indicated his displeasure with a package of more than $2 trillion in debt-reduction by 2021.
If the U.S. government were subjected to a vote of confidence this week, how would it do?
The U.S. Senate's "Gang of Six" -- minus one -- Thursday offered their colleagues "elements" of their plan to reduce the country's long-term debt.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid nixed a spending cuts-only demand by House Speaker John Boehner, saying closing tax loopholes must be part of the mix.