Congressional recess leaves budget deal, immigration and gun control on the table.
House Republicans attempt to corner President Obama ahead of defense spending battle.
If you follow politics at all, you have likely heard about the now-famous photo of President Barack Obama skeet shooting at the presidential retreat, Camp David.
Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew is coming under fire from Senate Republicans who question whether he violated federal law.
The Republican party is considering new strategies after two presidential losses and plunging approval ratings.
There is a lot on the table as lawmakers head back to work this week.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called Friday for state-funded, specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.
Superintendent recommends that teacher be terminated after allegedly throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his classes.
Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress confidently predicted that the re-election of the president would break the partisan "fever" they claimed had enveloped Washington and the Republican Party.
The last-minute deal Congress approved for the stated purpose of sparing the middle class from tax hikes was iced with a host of special-interest favors.
John Boehner was elected Thursday to a second term as House speaker.
After a 2012 election that launched countless queries about the future of a fractured Republican party, 2013 -- so far -- is not looking exactly like a year of Kumbaya for the GOP.
New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Even with the agreement, more budget drama is expected on the way.
Alaska's senators are joining a growing group of lawmakers urging President Obama to rescind a recent executive order granting pay increases to Congress and other federal officials.
After weeks of uncertainty, bluffing and posturing in Washington D.C., the Senate voted in the early hours of Tuesday morning to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts.
As others have pointed out, the so-called fiscal cliff maybe isn't the best metaphor to use in describing the current debate over the looming tax increases and spending cuts set to take place in the new year.
The Senate's top Democrat said Thursday that he was pessimistic that Washington could avoid the impending fiscal cliff, accusing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, of running the lower chamber as a "dictatorship."
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will appoint U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill Jim DeMint's Senate seat, multiple Republican sources have confirmed to NBC News.