President Obama used his weekly radio address Saturday to reiterate his call for fiscal restraint, celebrating his signing of "pay as you go" legislation that requires Congress to pay for all new spending initiatives.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Thursday that Washington residents view snow as "a mortal enemy" and go into a "full-scale panic at the thought of a snowfall."
In a clear indication that labor unions are running out of patience with the Obama administration, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka sent out a sharply worded action alert to its entire e-mail list Friday evening, urging phone calls to the White House to protest its inaction on a nominee to the National Labor Relations Board.
The White House on Friday issued its formal invitation to Republicans to attend a health care summit on Feb. 25, calling it "the next step" in the process of reforming the country's broken health insurance system.
President Obama signed Friday legislation that raises the cap on government borrowing to $14.3 trillion to keep the United States from going into default.
Organizing for America, the successor to President Obama's campaign group, is expanding its online outreach efforts
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) planned job-creation bill is getting a cool reception from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whose assent will be required to get the measure enacted into law.
Debra Medina, Texas gubernatorial candidate, raises eyebrows with comments on 9/11, Obama's birth certificate
Polls suggest Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, a Tea Party favorite, has surprisingly strong support.
Harry Reid has never been the most talkative or introspective of politicians, so interpreting his behavior and predicting what he'll do next has long been a popular, and difficult, Capitol parlor game.
Bill Clinton has been hospitalized in New York City, where doctors have inserted two stents into a coronary artery to help support it, his office said Thursday afternoon.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday dismissed the effort by some Democrats to eliminate filibusters, saying that the chamber's procedures were designed to prevent the majority party from unilaterally changing the rules.
Vice President Biden became the latest White House figure to weigh in on former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, during an interview Wednesday night on "Larry King Live."
President Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama in White House Map Room on Feb. 18, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Thursday.
The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Finance Committee released a draft of the chamber's jobs bill Thursday, vowing to maintain the "bipartisan character" of their negotiations going forward.
White House snow scenes video.
In a week where hardly anyone in Washington has been able to get to work, the White House remains focused on one issue -- jobs, and the lack thereof.
With all this snow, people are yet again wondering what this means about climate change.
Rep. Diane Watson plans to announce that she will retire at the end of this Congress, vacating a Southern California seat that is almost certain to remain in the Democratic column.
In an interview on Tuesday with Bloomberg, Obama said he doesn't "begrudge" the $17 million bonus received by J.P. Morgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon or the $9 million pocketed by Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.
Tuesday's "Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement" at the White House went on despite the weather -- with only a couple of schedule changes. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Hudson all performed; John Legend and John Mellencamp couldn't make it. At the end, President Obama joined all the performers save Dylan for "Lift Every Voice and Sing." He ceded the spotlight, saying, "Singers in the front here."
The same day White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked Sarah Palin from the White House podium, first lady Michelle Obama declined to offer an opinion on the former Alaska governor when queried about her on "Larry King Live."
In an interview with National Review Online, Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) says that Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, "needs to go."
Can Republicans and Democrats work together on anything important? Tuesday's picture was decidedly mixed.
President Obama said Tuesday that he will consider putting some of his nominees in essential jobs without Senate confirmation if Republicans do not end delaying tactics that have held up dozens of his appointments.
After weeks of buzz and buildup, Michelle Obama introduced "Let's Move," her initiative to fight childhood obesity.
During a White House press briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs flashed his left palm to show notes written on it, an apparent mocking reference to photos and video showing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin with notes written on her hand during the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville.
President Obama made an unexpected appearance at the daily White House briefing, joking with reporters about making it there despite the snow clogging Washington and saying that Senate leaders are working together, making snow angels.
The impending snowstorm that shuttered federal agencies and the House hasn't closed down the Senate, where Democrats are nearing completion of what they hope will be a bipartisan job-creation bill.
Unhappy business owners have come forward as the minds behind a billboard of former President George W. Bush.
President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House press room Tuesday afternoon to brief reporters about his meeting with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders. The president's two-hour session with the congressional leaders was was spirited, by many accounts, covering health care, job creation, trade and other matters.
As Washington prepares for the next blizzard, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has shuttered the chamber for the remainder of the week leading into the planned weeklong break that follows President's Day.
President Obama began a meeting with a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders Tuesday with a call for cooperation on jobs-creation legislation and deficit reduction, saying "the American people are frustrated with the lack of progress on some issues."
President Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser asserted Tuesday that "too many in Washington are now misrepresenting the facts to score political points" regarding the administration's handling of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged Christmas Day bomber.
It takes two to tango, and when it comes to President Obama's recent overtures toward bipartisanship, Republicans aren't sure yet whether they want to dance.
Leading House Republicans raised the prospect Monday night that they might refuse to participate in President Obama's proposed health care summit if the White House chooses not to scrap the existing reform bills and start over.
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has released his controversial "holds" on more than 70 pending presidential nominations, the senator's office said Monday night.
With another potential blizzard bearing down on the nation's capital, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has canceled legislative action for Tuesday night, leaving the week's calendar up in the air.
Patrick Gaspard slipped and fell Monday morning and is recovering from a dislocated jaw and a concussion.
Rep. Norman Dicks (D-Wash.), a moderate with close ties to the Boeing Company and lobbying firms relying on defense contracts, is in line to succeed the late John P. Murtha as the top lawmaker overseeing the Pentagon's more than $700 billion annual budget.
Reaction to the death of John P. Murtha (D-Pa.)
Advocacy groups representing the Latino community predict immigration reform will remain a "litmus test" in key mid-term races.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has politely atoned for calling progressive lawmakers "f---ing retarded." But on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, Andy Samberg gave a more spirited -- and vulgar -- apology.
On Saturday, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin glanced at a cheat sheet on her left palm during a question and answer session at the first National Tea Party Conference in Nashville.
On a Sunday otherwise dominated by snow, the Super Bowl and the Saints, President Obama managed to add a fourth s-word to the front page -- "summit."
By Paul Kane The Senate has postponed its planned Monday legislative action, which was scheduled...
President makes a dramatic attempt to jump-start the stalled health-care debate Sunday, inviting Republicans in Congress to a half-day summit on the subject to be televised live later this month.
President Obama plans to host Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, nine Cabinet secretaries and a handful of lawmakers on Sunday at the White House to watch the Super Bowl.
Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin said it would be "absurd" to rule out a run for the 2012 presidential election.
Was that writing on Sarah Palin's palm at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville?
It had been a while since we had seen Sarah Palin live and in person. And then she popped onto stage Saturday night at the National Tea Party convention, and we made these observations.