01/06/2014 2:09amPresident Barack Obama gets back to work this week eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill. As he opens his sixth year in office, he also faces legacy-defining decisions on the future of government surveillance programs and the American-led war in Afghanistan.
01/06/2014 4:49pmPresident Barack Obama is hailing the confirmation of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. He says she will be a "fierce champion" for the American people.
01/06/2014 8:34pmVice President Joe Biden spoke by phone Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his frequent parliamentary critic, in a show of U.S. angst about escalating, al-Qaida-linked violence in Iraq two years after the U.S. pulled out of Iraq.