• Spending bill cleaves Pelosi from Obama and Senate Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republicans in backing a $1.1 trillion spending bill she opposed. She said she was "enormously disappointed" the White House backed it. Less than three hours before the government was to run out of money, Pelosi...

  • Dems balk at spending bill, raising shutdown risk Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    House Democrats are to meet with President Obama

    Congressional Democrats objected to some provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion spending bill, keeping the risk of a shutdown alive.

  • We need more babies! Seriously, this is a problem Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The birth rate is at an all-time low and that's killing the economy. Here's who's to blame, says Jake Novak.

  • Should the US lift its oil-export ban? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Some argue that lifting the oil-export ban would help the US economy but here's the problem, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • 113th Congress' last squabble, but no shutdown Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    A government shutdown is unlikely because Congress wants to forget the 113th session ever happened, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year. At 1,603 pages, the spending bill adheres to strict caps negotiated earlier between the White House and...

  • I am not opposed to clean air: Novak Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    Jake Novak took a lot of heat for his op-ed on "The REAL energy threat (Hint: NOT Saudi Arabia or OPEC)." Here, he responds to some reader comments.

  • Cruz's dangerous game of ‘shutdown chicken’ Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is beginning to look like the Eddie Haskell of the conservative movement.

  • The REAL energy threat (Hint: Not Saudi Arabia) Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Here's the REAL energy threat, says Jake Novak — and it's not Saudi Arabia and OPEC.

  • House prepares to kick the can again on tax breaks Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol.

    House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

  • If you think Ebola was bad... Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Ebola was just a wake-up call for a more serious health threat, says Barry I. Eistenstein, a doctor and senior VP at Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

  • Federal shutdown: Will Congress ruin the holidays? Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    Omayra Hernadez holds a sign reading, 'Hey Congress Do Your Job' as she and others gather in front of the office of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to protest against the partial government shutdown on October 15, 2013 in Doral, Florida.

    Thanksgiving is over and Christmas songs are officially playing on repeat. 'Tis the season for another congressional crisis.

  • Two FBI agents shot at barricaded home near Ferguson Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Police move to clear the streets of protestors and media during continued protests in Ferguson, Mo. on November 25, 2014.

    Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home just miles from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said.

  • Searching for relief from expensive generic drugs Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    Generic drug costs have risen so much that some drugs have surpassed their equivalents in other developed countries, the New York Times reports.

  • Sorkin: Senator Warren’s misplaced rage Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren misunderstands the Burger King-Tim Hortons inversion deal, Andrew Ross Sorkin says.

  • What about working moms? Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    Cora Daniels

    We need a working mothers' platform in politics. And the foundation should be universal health care, says author and working mom Cora Daniels.

  • Fooling 'stupid' American voters? Totally legal Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    File photo Jonathan Gruber

    Jonathan Gruber's admission of fooling "stupid" American voters on Obamacare isn't a one-off — it's a national pastime.

  • A perfect storm for bipartisan health-care reform Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    A perfect storm is brewing for bipartisan health-care reform, says former Rep. Pete Hoekstra.

  • COLUMN-Keystone is dragging down the Democrats: Kemp Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 19- "Keystone" would be a fitting epitaph for Democratic lawmakers, who will lose their majority in the United States Senate in January 2015. Polls show majority support for the pipeline, especially among the white working class and union voters that used to be the bedrock of the Democratic Party but which it has increasingly lost to the Republicans in...

  • Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:28 AM ET
    Construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline, part of the Keystone XL Pipeline, in Prague, Oklahoma.

    The Democrat-controlled Senate failed to gather the 60 votes it needed to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.