Andy Slavitt, the acting boss of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare, has been nominated as head of the agency.
The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.
The NSA lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the program.
The NSA has begun winding down its collection and storage of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reacts to CNBC's John Harwood's "gift" to him.
CNBC's John Harwood gets Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reaction to Jon Stewart calling him a turtle on "The Daily Show."
Sen. Mitch McConnell sits down with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about his unlikely partnership with the president on a trade deal.
The Pacific trade agreement failed its first test in the U.S. Senate after a key Democrat said he would vote against a procedural vote.
Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama.
The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade.
It was only the third veto of Obama's presidency, although many more are expected.
House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.
There may not be a government shutdown looming but there are some serious fiscal battles coming in the months ahead, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.
The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.
People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.
Financial firms are shelling out big cash for the mid-term Senate elections, but their favorite candidate is an unlikely one.
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a surprisingly tough battle this fall against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who was 5 when he first went to D.C.
Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to Washington.
While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.
Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.