If Tuesday's State of the Union address had a familiar ring to it, it's because the list of initiatives President Obama proposed was little changed from last year's speech.
In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps -- a switch from a few years ago.
Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with compromise.
Expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle Tuesday, offering a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?
The government's rehabilitated health insurance website saw a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says.
Not all the figures associated with the rollout of President Obama's health care law are dreary. Here's an early look at Obamacare's early going, by the numbers.
More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend.
The deadline has passed, and so too the surprise grace period, for signing up for health insurance as part of the nation's health care law. Now what?
The Obama administration extends the Dec. 23 deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan.
For most Americans who don't have health insurance, Monday is the deadline to sign up for coverage starting on Jan. 1 under the new health care law -- but exceptions exist.
People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act won't be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage.
Technology company executives press President Obama to rein in the government's electronic spying after a court dealt a blow to the administration's surveillance practices.
After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget deal heads to the Senate.
Health chief Kathleen Sebelius asks for an investigation into the private contractors involved in the flawed launch of the HealthCare.gov website.
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of "Obamacare" requiring employers to cover birth control.
The latest numbers from the Treasury Department show that more people than ever are renouncing their U.S. citizenship -- mostly to avoid paying more taxes.
A Democratic official says President Barack Obama has decided to allow the sale of canceled individual health insurance policies to existing customers for one more year.
Seeking to calm a growing furor, President Obama says he's sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under "Obamacare."
New Jersey residents voted overwhelmingly to raise the state's hourly minimum wage to $8.25 Tuesday with annual cost-of-living increases.
A data center critical to the 'Obamacare' rollout went dark on Sunday, halting enrollment in all 50 states. But Verizon and HHS got it back online before noon Monday.
The government website created to enable Americans to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be fixed for most users by the end of November, an official says.
Consumer sentiment dropped in October to its lowest level since the end of last year as consumers worried congressional dysfunction would hurt growth.
Democratic and Republican leaders are tamping down any expectation that renewed budget talks might forge a large-scale agreement.