The coming debt limit fight could be even worse than usual given other deadlines and political forces in play, Politico's Ben White says.» Read More
President Obama says the government needs to stop governing by crisis and noted that he doesn't foresee another debt-ceiling crisis happening soon.
Sen. Olympia Snowe cited political divisiveness when she decided not to run for re-election. Now she's telling Congress to pass a budget or else.
The disastrous Obamacare rollout means more leverage for those looking to cut spending to balance the federal budget, says Michael Yoshikami.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.
When President Obama lands in Boston to talk about the federal health insurance overhaul, he'll be hoping to draw parallels with Massachusetts' law.
Obamacare’s glitches are here to stay, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
Ron Paul told CNBC that Sen. Rand Paul is threatening Janet Yellen's nomination as Fed chair so that he can pass the Fed transparency bill.
The start of the 2014 tax filing season will be delayed one to two weeks next year as a result of the 16-day government shutdown this month.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
The Obama administration was able to scrape up against the government's debt ceiling for five months before it came to the brink of default. It could have less breathing room in 2014.
With the government shutdown over, federal statisticians and economists face an uphill battle issuing the economic data reports that move markets.
Message to Washington from a top money manager: Don't even think of another fiscal confrontation like the one the country just struggled through.
A number of earmarks were folded into the debt deal to deliver unrelated funds to different parts of the country, including the Senate minority leader's state.
Sen. Corker said people talk big, "but when it gets to signing a bill that actually has these things on it, it's hard to find the folks with you."
With Washington's debt battle over, markets will quickly shift focus to earnings and how much the government shutdown actually impacted the economy.
Traders are trying to assess how much damage has been done to consumer confidence in the wrangling over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling.
Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma told CNBC what it will take to end the shutdown after news Senate leaders have agreed to a deal.
"The world is looking at the United States and asking the question. 'Can we effectively govern ourselves?'" Leon Panetta tells CNBC.
Op-ed: The impact of default on America's superpower status would be like a nuclear bomb, said former ambassador Andras Simonyi.
What is the debt ceiling and what happens if Congress decides not to raise it? CNBC's Economic Reporter Steve Liesman explains.
Chuck Schumer is favored to succeed Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, but he's not a shoo-in. Politico's Ben White explains.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election next year, the New York Times reports.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a religious freedom act that the state's business community strongly opposes.