Thousands of railcars must be upgraded or demoted under proposed safety standards.
For a presidential candidate, being the heir to a political legacy can be a great boon, a heavy burden, or both.
Today's Republicans are largely united in opposition to the policies of the Obama administration, but they disagree on tactics.
The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.
This is not what President Obama expected for his presidency. The world was not supposed to fall apart.
The oldest serving senator in one of the upper chamber's most-demanding jobs, she can afford to be independent and doesn't have to worry about re-election if she decides to run again.
A growing number of Republican governors are caving in to Medicaid expansion through President Obama's healthcare law.
U.S. troops are back in the fight in Iraq, and the debate in Washington has shifted from how to end the current wars to whether to start a new one against a more deadly version of the same enemy.
Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed Congress, most of its big regulatory provisions have been written. But that doesn't mean that the lobbying and politicking over the...
Vice President Joe Biden didn't get the customary airport tarmac welcome by the U.S. ambassador to Guatemala when he arrived in the Central American nation June 20.