By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit?
It's a hotly debated point in Washington, where political scorekeeping amounts to who gets blame and who gets praise.
Following Friday's strong jobs report
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Understated. Self-effacing. Nonthreatening. Refreshingly old-fashioned.
Don't let these cool descriptors from friends and colleagues fool you: As the vice president's chief of staff, Bruce Reed plays Mr. Fix-It, guiding Joe Biden's role
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Amnesty International officials scrutinized new satellite imagery of a notorious North Korean prison camp, what caught their attention was not what was happening inside the fence but outside it.
A network of what appeared to be guard
By KEN THOMAS and THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Projecting urgency, President Barack Obama said Friday he wants the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in the next three months, though he is willing to be patient if that timeline slips slightly.
Obama spoke during a meeting
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.
Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama and lawmakers spar over huge federal deficits, they're confronted by a classic contradiction: Most Americans want government austerity, a survey shows, but they also want increased spending on a host of popular programs:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" - Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - NBC: Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - CBS:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama held a private dinner recently with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the Obamas and the Clintons enjoyed the conversation but isn't releasing
By DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's decision to not seek re-election gives candidates a once-in-a-career opportunity and the Michigan GOP a chance to prove it can win a Senate election.
Democrats are left to keep a seat that hasn't been closely