The mass shooting in Tuscan that killed six people and wounded a dozen others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), dominated Google searches Saturday as people hit the Web for answers.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords posted a message to Twitter promoting the "Congress on Your Corner" eventmoments before she was shot and critically wounded in Tucson, Arizona.
Federal law enforcement officials identified the gunman who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others at a campaign event in Tucson Saturday as Jared Loughner, who appears to have left a trail of Internet postings, including some that express convoluted observations about government.
Trent Humphries was headed to the local Safeway for some milk when he was stopped...
John. M. Roll, the federal judge killed Saturday in the Tucson shooting that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), has been at the center of the state's complicated political battle over immigration.
The White House, lawmakers and others react to the news of Saturday's attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.):
A moment later, Rayle said, he saw a young man wearing sneakers and what appeared to be navy blue sweats approach Gifford with a semi-automatic handgun raised. The man shot Giffords once in the face, he said.
Giffords's district office was vandalized during a rash of violence against lawmakers in March.
On a largely party-line vote, the House on Friday cleared the way for debate on legislation that would repeal the national health care overhaul, setting up a repeal vote next week.
Outgoing Minnesota governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty (R) is releasing the obligatory pre-campaign book. But something about it looks awfully familiar.
House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) said Thursday that the votes cast by two Republican lawmakers who skipped Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony will be invalidated.
President Obama's announcement that William Daley will be his new chief of staff got mixed reviews that cut across party lines. Some praised the former commerce secretary and current Midwest chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase as an experienced and skillful public servant. Others argued that Daley is too beholden to big business and that his Wall Street ties are a conflict of interest.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said that Democrats will push ahead with a plan to reform the Senate rules, with or without Republican support.
Bill O'Reilly to interview Obama for Fox Super Bowl pre-game
The House on Thursday passed a measure that would cut committee and legislative office budgets by five percent or more, making good on a pledge by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to cut as much as $35 million from Congress' total operating budget.
A trio of Senate Democrats on Thursday argued that House Republicans are piling more than $1 trillion onto the federal deficit through a new rules package approved on the first day of the new Congress.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday defended House Republicans' efforts to repeal the national health care law, disputing the accuracy of a preliminary Congressional Budget Office estimate that a repeal of the law would add $230 billion to the national debt through 2021.
While swearing in new senators on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden welcomed their daughters with his favorite piece of advice. Over, and over, and over. "Just remember, no dates til you're 30," Biden told young female relatives of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, (D-Md.), Sen. Michael Bennet, (D-Colo.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), among others. ABC News has compiled a video:
President Obama has chosen former commerce secretary William Daley to serve as his chief of staff, replacing interim chief of staff Pete Rouse.
The new 112th Congress has already made a little bit of history, but on Thursday it looks to make some more with the first-ever reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor.
House lawmakers read the Constitution Thursday morning, aloud and word-for-word. Members of both parties participated in the reading, which started with freshly-minted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) followed by the new Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The House wrapped up the first day of the 112th Congress on Wednesday by approving a new rules package that will enact some significant changes to matters ranging from the debt ceiling to members' voting rights.
The House of Representatives soaked up most of the attention Wednesday, but 13 new senators also were sworn in at noon, a crop that includes familiar faces and numerous younger lawmakers.
President Obama spoke to The New York Times on Wednesday about White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' impending departure. In the interview, while he said Gibbs will remain a close adviser, Obama suggested money was a factor in Gibbs' decision to leave the administration.
Nineteen Democrats voted for someone other than Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for speaker of the House on the first day of the 112th Congress, an indication of the still-simmering discontent among the caucus following November's midterm shellacking.
For some Republican freshmen in the House, Wednesday's swearing-in was a bit of an odd moment: After winning elections by calling Washington a cesspool, they brought spouses, children, aunts and uncles to watch them officially dive in.
The new Congress convenes for the first time Wednesday with a full schedule of events....
It's official --first lady Michelle Obama has a new chief of staff, the White House...
Florida Republican Rep. Allen West on Wednesday officially joined the Congressional Black Caucus, becoming the first Republican to join the group since Rep. Gary Franks (R-Conn.) was defeated in 1996.
Before the day's swearings-in, gavel-passing and speech-making, lawmakers gathered Wednesday morning for a bipartisan prayer service that some described as an emotional prelude to the opening of the 112th Congress.
Excerpts from the opening speech by Speaker-designate John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) during the first day of the 112th Congress
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has just told staffers he is moving on.
The 112th Congress has a busy first day ahead, including some time-honored traditions as well as some new milestones.
Wednesday marks the first day of the 112th Congress. Here's a rough sketch of what the new members have in store.
The new 112th Congress is due to be sworn in on Wednesday January 5, with...
Lawrence Summers, President Obama's former top economic adviser, is returning to Harvard University this month to resume his teaching and academic research, the university announced Tuesday.
Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday defended House Republicans' plans to hold a vote next week repealing the national health care overhaul amid criticism from Democrats that the GOP is pressing forward with a repeal vote without opening up the process to the minority party.
William Daley, the former commerce secretary and brother of outgoing Chicago mayor Richard Daley, passed out -- literally fainted -- during his last personnel announcement in 1996.
Justice Antonin Scalia has weighed in on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, leaving women's rights activists seething yet again.
On January 25, President Obama will give his second State of the Union address. With a struggling economy, two ongoing wars, and a new Republican majority in the House, the president is under pressure to outline a compelling vision for the nation.
The time for shave ice is over. President Obama and his family departed for Washington late Monday night Hawaii time, concluding a 12-day vacation in which the president remained almost completely out of public view.
Another top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday that he is leaving Reid's team, marking the latest in a series of departures since Democrats' losses in the November midterms.
Police in Delaware are investigating the slaying of a man who served in several GOP presidential administrations whose body was found at a landfill near Wilmington. The body of 66-year-old John Wheeler III of New Castle was discovered on New Year's Eve as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Sunday that he plans to stay at the helm of the national party another two years because that's where President Obama wants him to serve.
During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," Rep.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said he "didn't learn anything" from a firestorm that erupted over his original choice for chief of staff.