But the White House declined to weigh in on the accuracy of allegations that the CIA may have illegally spied on Senate staff members. This is a link to an NBC News story.» Read More
President Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reported U.S. spying on European allies and agreed to a meeting.
By delaying a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration may have given critics new ammunition. But there could also be a political upside.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean predicts a shift away from employer-funded health care.
The administration announced a delay in the mandate that larger employers cover workers, postponing the date beyond next year’s elections. The NYT reports.
Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., called a student loan rate increase "absurd" and proposed a rate freeze.
Proponents of same-sex marriage weren't the only ones who cheered the Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act. Wedding industry professionals also rejoiced.
As the Senate voted on an immigration bill that would let Silicon Valley companies import engineers, the labor lobby said eligible U.S. workers were being passed over.
Business advocacy group on winning side in 14 out of 17 cases heard before the high court this term.
The White House has assembled a short list of candidates to succeed Federal Reserve Bank chairman Ben Bernanke, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is running the search.
The Senate is done voting on the comprehensive immigration reform bill. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the bill passed 68-32 and is now headed to the House.
The SEC is investigating the relationship between the news organization Thomson Reuters and the Institute for Supply Management, CNBC has learned.
Two groups of senators planned to release proposals to prevent student loan rates from doubling but it is unlikely that either will strike a deal to prevent the increase on July 1.
The Federal Reserve's asset purchases would be more aggressive if U.S. economic growth and the labor market turn out weaker than expected, the influential head of the New York Fed said.
CIA Director John Brennan is launching a new campaign aimed at pressuring CIA officers to keep the intelligence agency's secrets secret. The Associated Press reports.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.
The Supreme Court said legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. A separate ruling cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage in California.
The spike in bond yields in reaction to the Fed's taper talk has been "outsized" versus the central bank's intentions, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota tells CNBC.
Young adults make up a disproportionate share of the nation's 50 million uninsured. Getting them to sign up for insurance coverage will be a major focus of the government this fall during the roll-out of Obamacare.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.
President Obama announces a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming.
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