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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will host children from around the country at a White House event Wednesday to unveil their package of proposals to curb gun violence in the U.S.
New York State's Assembly on Tuesday easily passed the nation's toughest gun control law, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.
Want to know what's on the mind of your members of Congress? Maybe the best way to find out is to look at the list of proposed amendments to the Hurricane Sandy relief bill in the House.
With plans for a congressional overhaul on hold, the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service wants the cash-strapped agency to speed up cost-cutting efforts.
In front of children who wrote letters to him expressing concern about gun violence, President Obama will unveil proposals Wednesday to curb the misuse of firearms.
Northeast lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts.
New York State already had what was considered the nation's toughest gun-control law. Here are provisions in a sweeping new bill expected to be approved by the Legislature on Tuesday afternoon.
The NRA has launched a free mobile application for Apple's iPhone and iPad that allows users to shoot at targets with various types of guns, including assault weapons.
Failure to raise the debt ceiling within a "timely" manner would see the United States' sovereign ratings put under formal review with "highly uncertain" consequences, rating agency Fitch warned U.S. policymakers Tuesday.
In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned the US will hit the debt ceiling in February or March and urged Congress to act quickly.
President Obama warned Congress on Monday that it must raise the debt ceiling or risk a "self-inflicted wound on the economy."
Although the "fiscal cliff" deal made "some progress" in resolving the nation's debt problem, "we're not out of the woods yet," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
The sting from higher taxes in your first 2013 paycheck is also going to sting the economy this year, particularly in the first quarter.
There will be a four-year struggle to rein in President Barack Obama's crazy spending, tax advocate Grover Norquist told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.
A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.
CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why Social Security needs more of your money.
Top Democratic senators told President Barack Obama that he must be ready to take "any lawful steps" to ensure that the United States does not default on its debt payments -- even if it means acting without approval by Congress.
Mayor Dave Bing is trying to move Detroit away from the fiscal brink -- the appointment of a state financial overseer.
A new Pew Research survey finds that the debate over the wealth gap has calmed slightly, despite a divisive election.
The NRA said Thursday its meeting at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden was more about demonizing the Second Amendment than about keeping students safe.
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