Workers are about to re-enter a New Mexico waste dump that was hit by a recent accident. The incident is shaping up to be yet another setback in the quest to find a home for America's nuclear waste.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is on Capitol Hill Wednesday to explain why smaller budgets will require a smaller army — even as tensions with Russia flare anew in the Ukraine.
Faced with a long ballot on Tuesday, Texas Democrats chose a complete unknown with an agreeable name as their favorite in a down-ballot statewide race.
Eight Democrats joined Republicans who voted against Debo Adegbile, who was appointed to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
Lois Lerner has been at the center of a storm over the targeting of conservative groups. She wouldn't answer a House committee's questions. Then the panel's GOP chairman and ranking Democrat sparred.
The President's new budget proposes cutting the Army to its lowest troop level since before World War II. Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments weighs in.
In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
Under the president's plan, wealthier Americans would be paying more in taxes, while poorer ones would be getting new tax credits. Republicans, on the other hand, would prefer a different approach.
The Pentagon's budget for next year would cut the size of the Armed Forces and begin to rein in expensive benefits, including health care. The Army would be reduced to its lowest level in years.
Two years ago, an overhaul bill passed with the goal of pulling the federal program out of debt. When homeowners started calling lawmakers about sharp premium hikes, both chambers moved swiftly.
Republicans picked State Attorney General Greg Abbott in the fight to succeed Gov. Rick Perry. Rising Democratic star Wendy Davis coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night.
George P. Bush is expected to win Tuesday's GOP primary for land commissioner. Ben Phillpott of KUT brings the story of the young Bush's low-key campaign and outreach to Hispanic voters.
Janet Murguia, president and CEO of the largest Latino advocacy group in the U.S., explains her criticism of the Obama administration's policy on deportations and border security.
President Obama is announcing his 2015 budget Tuesday. It calls for increased tax credits for the poor and boosted infrastructure spending, but it's unlikely to be enacted by Congress.
The president's blueprint is not expected to have a much of an impact on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers already have a two-year spending deal on spending.
A federal judge last month ruled the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Tuesday, state Attorney General Jack Conway said "I won't be defending discrimination."
Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are expected to easily dispatch their primary opponents in the race for governor. But the reality of Texas politics will likely carry Abbott further.
The president's annual budget comes out on Tuesday. But before the bound copy of the budget is even delivered to Congress, the fate of this spending plan is already sealed.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is ahead of his leading challenger Steve Stockman, heading into Tuesday's Republican primary. Stockman was once a Tea Party favorite but he no longer enjoys their support.
The former U.S. senator, now head of the Heritage Foundation, reflects on the state of the Republican Party, the Tea Party and what he thinks it will take to change Washington.