12/11/2013 1:22amThe Associated Press-GfK poll on President Obama, Congress and the 2014 election was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 5-9. It is based on online interviews of 1,367 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
12/11/2013 5:33amA leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.
12/11/2013 7:44amA federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.
12/11/2013 9:32amA Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department.
12/11/2013 10:46amAmericans' perceptions of President Barack Obama are falling not only on his handling of the economy and other big issues, but also on more personal qualities such as honesty, a poll finds.
12/11/2013 12:20pmLawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark.
12/11/2013 12:51pmCongress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
12/11/2013 1:26pmThe federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.
12/11/2013 3:23pmThe House passed legislation Wednesday that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors last year even after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman and injured three others before taking his own life.
12/11/2013 7:23pmWorking-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.