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President Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reported U.S. spying on European allies and agreed to a meeting.
America's National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU's computer networks, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.
Nearly a month after Edward Snowden exposed top secret U.S. surveillance programs, the former spy agency contractor looks no closer to winning asylum to evade prosecution at home - and his options appear to be narrowing.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar/yen.
It's college acceptance season and many parents will soon start getting bills for the fall semester. So after saving for your child's education over the years, what is the best way to withdraw funds from a 529 college savings plan? CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes you step by step.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the Japanese yen versus the U.S. dollar.
Foreign ministers meeting in Geneva said illegal armed groups must be disarmed and illegally seized buildings returned to their owners.
The CBO estimates that boosting the minimum wage would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.