Parts of the U.S. Capitol are on lockdown, after gun shots were reportedly heard.
The United States filed a court brief opposing the release of details concerning the surveillance requests they hand big tech companies in the U.S.
The Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.
Prominent members of the legal community are pressuring the Obama administration to do more to ensure that poor criminal defendants have access to a lawyer, a situation that Attorney General Eric Holder has already likened to a national crisis.
To understand House Speaker John Boehner’s role in the government shutdown, you have to understand the 30 or so House Republican hard-liners and his relationship with them.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, stepped out of the White House yesterday after a 90-minute meeting with President Obama and reported no progress.
With the help of some Congress members and their staff, who distracted police and brought down the barricades, the veterans made their way into the memorial, as tourists cheered.
Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
The United Nations mission in Iraq has some grim news today: 979 Iraqis were killed in attacks during the month of September.