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New Jersey is crusading to make sports gambling legal, in part to save a struggling Atlantic City – but major leagues are swinging back.
The complicated calculus of financial survival for the working poor means any cuts to the food stamp program would be felt well beyond the grocery checkout line.
A top Democrat probing the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups released documents Friday suggesting that "occupy" and other liberal-leaning groups received similar vetting.
Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will step down to lead the University of California system, NBC News confirms.
The big banks should not be allowed to dip into FDIC-insured deposits to engage in risky trading activities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on CNBC Friday, as she pushed for a new, modern-day bank breakup bill.
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives defied a White House veto threat and passed a controversial farm bill on Thursday.
Hillary Clinton has plunged into the lucrative world of paid speechmaking that has brought the Clintons more than $100 million. The New York Times reports.
Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sharply disagreed on Thursday over China's handling of fugitive Edward Snowden, who was allowed to leave Hong Kong last month.
The Democrat from Massachusetts gives Wall Street another reason to complain about her as she joins a small bipartisan group of U.S. senators introducing legislation that would break up Wall Street's megabanks.
Higher tax revenue, thanks to the economy, and lower spending, thanks to the sequester, combine to put Washington in the black. That could reduce pressure on Congress for a deal.
The U.S. Air Force sees no evidence that a defense contractor that employed Edward Snowden is responsible for his disclosure of classified U.S. information.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy continues to need highly accommodative monetary policy. Stock futures rose after the comments.
Wal-Mart has threatened that it won't open three new stores in Washington, D.C. if a bill that would raise the minimum wage is passed.
Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.
Fed officials expressed concern about how well the central bank was conveying its intentions to a jittery investing public.
The Obama administration has come under fire for delaying some steps to verify the income of Americans seeking government subsidies for health insurance. But that doesn't mean there's no income verification.
An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans has failed in the Senate.
For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.
How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.
House Republicans confronting the politically volatile issue of immigration are wrestling with what to do about those already here illegally.