• Obama may have a Republican secret weapon Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama may seem like an unlikely team, but amid an uncooperative House and Senate, they are coming to the middle and working to compromise.

  • 5 ways Obama's 'bargain' isn't enough for Main St. Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama pitches his Grand Bargain plans at an Amazon fulfillment center on July 30, 2013.

    While small businesses support tax reform, some groups aren't happy about President Obama's "better bargain," Inc. reports. Here's why.

  • Post Office eyes booze deliveries to raise cash Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    United States Post Office

    Special delivery from the post office—beer, wine and spirits, if Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has his way.

  • Detroit bankruptcy: US court to outline roadmap Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    The skyline of Detroit

    A court hearing on Friday may provide a roadmap for how Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing will unfold as the judge overseeing the case could set a speedy schedule and rule on other matters.

  • Sen. Cruz: This is how to defeat Obamacare Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:45 PM ET
    Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas Ted Cruz speaks to the CPAC meeting, held by the American Conservative Union in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010.

    Senator Ted Cruz said there is only one way to defeat the Affordable Care Act, and it’s not another attempt to repeal it. He is pushing his message to defund the law.

  • Leaker Snowden riles hacker conferences Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    A cardboard mask of Edward Snowden on the ground at a protest against the PRISM surveillance program, which Snowden leaked.

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden was the topic du jour at the Black Hat and DEF CON cybersecurity conferences this week in Las Vegas, where the agency's chief came under fire.

  • Government ups requests for Twitter users' data Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Twitter is under increasing pressure from governments around the world to release user's private information, with requests rising 40 percent in the first six months of the year.

  • Russia summit 'up in the air' as Snowden gets asylum Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said Russia's decision to grant him temporary asylum was a victory for the rule of law.

  • Lower student loan rates on tap as Obama gets bill Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:32 AM ET

    A bipartisan bill that would lower the costs of borrowing for millions of students is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.

  • Obama to nominate Fed's Raskin as Treasury deputy Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:32 PM ET
    Sarah Bloom Raskin

    President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin as the U.S. Treasury Department's No. 2 official, two sources familiar with the process said on Wednesday.

  • Obama defends Summers to skeptical Democrats Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Larry Summers

    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.

  • Gov't can track your phone without warrant: Court Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    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.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • What the GOP needs to do to defund Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz

    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.

  • Senate confirms Comey as next FBI director Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:39 PM ET
    James Comey

    The Senate confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as the next director of the FBI, succeeding Robert Mueller.

  • More Americans say sequester hurts: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Heading into another budget battle, more Americans say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts, an exclusive poll found.

  • Summers as next Fed chief? Brace for swings Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:52 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    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.

  • Obama's loyalty to Summers could be key to Fed job Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    President Obama and Larry Summers in file photo.

    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.

  • Obama likely won't announce Fed chair until fall Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 12:35 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    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.

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