| Feb. 10, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
President Barack Obama sent Congress on Tuesday a defense budget request that reflects his lame-duck status.
| Feb. 10, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is the latest to say that women should be registering for the draft.
| Feb. 9, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
President Barack Obama proposed a $4.23 trillion fiscal 2017 budget Tuesday, which the White House argued contains some proposals that could win bipartisan support, even though Republicans were scathing in their criticism of what's likely to be the administration's last complete fiscal plan.
| Feb. 9, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
After submitting his final spending plan to Congress on Tuesday, President Barack Obama touted his record and delivered a sales pitch for nearly $20 billion he says is needed to secure America’s cyber-footprint, a perhaps unexpected but entirely needed push, he said.
| Feb. 8, 2016, 7:11 p.m.
The European Union and United States reached a political agreement last week on allowing EU citizens’ personal information to be sent across the Atlantic, but lingering uncertainty about whether the pact will be approved by EU regulators has businesses — and U.S. lawmakers — on edge.
| Feb. 8, 2016, 11 a.m.
The Secret Service is always busy in election years, but the 2016 presidential race could pose a bigger challenge than usual for the agency in charge of guarding candidates vying for their party’s nomination. There are four under Secret Service protection already, and the pack could grow.
| Feb. 5, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Democratic leaders are urging their voting base to fill the party’s campaign coffers as part of an election-year battle against a “tide of tea party extremism.”
| Feb. 4, 2016, 5 p.m.
Votes this past fall against the Iran nuclear deal could come back to haunt two vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election. At least that’s what some progressive organizations are hoping.
| Feb. 3, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Visiting a mosque on U.S. soil for the first time, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reject politics that target those of a single faith and told Muslim-Americans “you’re right where you belong.”
| Feb. 3, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
A bipartisan energy bill turned into a partisan battleground on Wednesday as party leaders in the Senate accused each other of sabotaging the measure for political purposes.
| Feb. 3, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
The international community is growing increasingly impatient for the Senate to ratify a key nonproliferation pact amid warnings that a global taboo against nuclear weapons testing may falter if momentum toward the accord’s entry into force is not seen in the next half-decade or so.
| Feb. 1, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
The White House expects President Barack Obama and the Republican House and Senate leaders on Tuesday to discuss issues ranging from taxes to criminal justice to national security.
| Jan. 28, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden is widely seen as the engine behind the Obama administration’s “moonshot” anti-cancer push, raising questions about its fate once he leaves office next year.
| Jan. 28, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations holds a hearing on issues with procedures used by the Department of Health and Human Services to handle unaccompanied immigrant children arriving in the United States.
| Jan. 25, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday cut by more than a third its estimate for how many people will buy health insurance this year through government exchanges, dropping the projection to 13 million from 21 million.
| Jan. 21, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Sen. Lindsey Graham's draft resolution for a war without limits against the Islamic State nabbed a spot on the Senate calendar Wednesday night by bypassing traditional procedure.
| Jan. 20, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani just made a major decision to switch law firms, but the one-time GOP presidential contender says he’s still weighing an even tougher choice: whom to back in the 2016 race.
| Jan. 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
House Budget Chairman Tom Price has offered fresh details on his drive to overhaul the federal budget process, saying he hopes to craft legislation to rewrite the 1974 budget act this year and get it signed by a Republican president next year.
| Jan. 16, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s legacy became further tied to Tehran on Saturday when Iran released four American prisoners and U.N. inspectors cleared the way for the easing of some painful sanctions on the Middle Eastern power.
| Jan. 14, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue took swipes Thursday at the Obama administration's regulatory agenda and the GOP's leading White House contenders, as he outlined the 2016 mission for Washington's biggest lobbying organization.