Speaker John Boehner on Monday scheduled the House election to replace him for Oct. 29 and delayed votes for lower-level posts until after that -- a move widely seen as benefiting his preferred successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.
President Barack Obama said Friday he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.
It's a tumultuous time for House Republicans, and leadership elections this coming week may only heighten the disarray.
he Vatican turned the tables Friday on the pope's meeting with Kim Davis: Not only did it distance the pontiff from her claims that he endorsed her stand on same-sex marriage, it said the only "real audience" Francis had in Washington was with a small group that included a gay couple.
The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation -- nine people shot dead at a community college.
The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives.
The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes.
Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at the community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots.
A grim President Barack Obama says the U.S. has "become numb" to mass shootings like Thursday's incident in Oregon, where 26-year-old gunman killed 9 people at Umpqua Community College.
Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton's age, Jeb Bush's height, Chris Christie's weight, Donald Trump's net worth, Carly Fiorina's marital status and Bobby Jindal's birthplace.
Hurricane Joaquin is locked in a dance with an extraordinarily heavy rainstorm that is already drenching the Carolinas.
Some non-violent drug offenders could get reduced prison sentences under a bipartisan Senate package that would overhaul the criminal justice system and encourage rehabilitation.
The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay marriage, but it doesn't necessarily mean he approves of how she's waged her fight, experts said Wednesday.
The defense policy bill is one of the few bipartisan measures in Congress that has readily become law for more than a half-century.
Democrats criticized House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Wednesday after he suggested that the House's Benghazi investigation committee can take credit for Hillary Rodham Clinton's diminished public standing.
Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open -- but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December.
The Education Department says there's been another drop in the percentage of people who are defaulting on their student loans in the first years of repayment.
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