A second-quarter economic rebound did nothing to change the Fed, which stayed the course Wednesday with ultra-easy monetary policy.» Read More
President Barack Obama pushed back against critics who complain that his former economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, was not aggressive enough in seeking economic stimulus in 2009.
A federal appeals court held that using a cellphone is "entirely voluntarily," so individuals who have them have forfeited the right to records showing where they have been used.
The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.
The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.
Ted Cruz has outlined a plan to defund Obamacare going forward, but he needs Republicans to stand up and ban together to vote to withdraw financial support of the health-care law.
The Senate confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as the next director of the FBI, succeeding Robert Mueller.
Heading into another budget battle, more Americans say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts, an exclusive poll found.
If Larry Summers is appointed as the next head of the Fed, markets that have been expecting the dovish Janet Yellen to be the next central bank chief could be jolted.
Former White House insiders identify the key difference between Larry Summers and Janet Yellen in the jousting for the Fed chair job: The president knows and trusts Summers.
President Obama has not made a decision about who will lead the Federal Reserve when Chairman Ben Bernanke's term expires in January, a senior White House official said on Friday.
Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.
Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.
A federal bankrutpcy judge ruled Wednesday that federal courts will decide if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy, staying challenges to the bankruptcy in state court.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of a Moscow airport for the time being while Russian authorities consider his temporary asylum request, a lawyer said.
"As a physician, I understand in a real way the damage Obamacare will to do medicine in South Dakota and the entire country," one of the doctors said in announcing her candidacy.
Months of partisan bickering in Washington have taken a toll on the political standing of every power center in the capital, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found.
A court hearing Wednesday over a legal skirmish between the city of Detroit and its pensioners and creditors has lawyers for all sides sailing in uncharted waters.
Three years after Dodd-Frank was passed, the alphabet soup of banking regulators collaborating to write some 400 new industry rules are just 39 percent done.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have become major merchants of metals and energy. Now a Senate panel is going to investigate whether this is dangerous for the American economy.
Former Rep. Barney Frank on Monday dismissed calls to bring back a Depression-era law that divided commercial and investment banking.