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The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may step down when his second term expires on Jan. 31. Here is a quick look at the likely leading choices.
President Barack Obama said in an interview Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has stayed in his post "longer than he wanted."
Iranians are voting for a president on Friday. Here are some important things to know about the vote.
A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager told investigators that he and a colleague decided to give conservative groups extra scrutiny.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has named state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to temporarily fill the US Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg's death.
IRS officials can expect a grilling when they face lawmakers over the latest controversy to rock the agency: lavish spending at employee conferences.
Congress wants answers on why the IRS targeted conservative groups, two senior politicians tell CNBC.
The Congressional Budget Office lowered its projection for the 2013 US deficit amid higher taxes and better-than-expected bailout repayments.
The top Republican lawmaker in charge of oversight of the IRS set a hearing to probe the agency's admission that it gave extra scrutiny to conservative "Tea Party" groups.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Friday that the U.S. debt ceiling would not be reached until September.
At least eight of the 33 senators whose terms expire in 2014 won’t run again, but potential candidates are passing. The New York Times reports.
President Obama chooses longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.
Tom Wheeler is a venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist; Melvin Watt is a 20-year House veteran and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, dealing a sharp blow to President Barack Obama's campaign to curb gun violence.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday stressed the United States is willing to engage with North Korea.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Chinese leaders and China, while not admitting anything publicly, agreed to help defuse the tension with North Korea, the US said.
The retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak collapsed on Saturday when the presiding judge withdrew from the case and referred it to another court, causing an indefinite adjournment that sparked anger in the courtroom.
President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses how today's jobs number is impacting the dollar/yen trade, yields, and the financial sector.
Physician assistants and registered nurses will play a greater role in health care, said an Obamacare architect.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, after the release of this morning's initial jobless claims data. Also a look at why the euro is in "break out mode."
The strong February report is giving the president and Democrats new hope heading into tough midterm elections.
Rick Perry said that Republican leaders are leading economic recovery, while Democrat-led states are hurting it.
"Diplomacy is really far less important than the stock movements within Russia," former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.