Only hours after appointing the head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while Congress was not in session, President Barack Obama bypassed opposition from the GOP to appoint three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board.
In another installation of the dramatic series of exchanges between the U.S. and Iran, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Iran is making threats on the Strait of Hormuz because the country is in a position of weakness.
A state-appointed panel said Tuesday that California’s plan to build a high-speed rail system in the state is not financially feasible and needs to be placed on hold.
More than 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public education, a court will decide if Maryland is providing enough support to the State’s historically black colleges and universities.
President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the new year off locked in a tussle over the proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline that would stretch from Canada to Texas.
After posting gains for the 11th straight year in 2011, gold experienced gains as the commodity markets ushered in the new year with good news for precious metal buyers.
Four-star General turned CIA Director David Petraeus almost resigned as Afghanistan war commander over President Barack Obama’s decision to draw down surge forces.
Outside groups on both sides of the Massachusetts Senate race are spending millions of dollars to endorse their choice and attack the opposing candidate.
President Barack Obama received mediocre marks for his handling of the economy in a survey of economists by The Associated Press.
The National Conference of State Legislatures issued its annual list of laws set to take effect in 2012, as several States prohibited the sale of certain products and medicines or made acquiring these items more difficult.