One of the most unexpected Democratic losers on Election Day was Rep. Steven Horsford from Nevada. His defeat is about politics, but also about race.
The GOP-led Congress President Obama will have to deal with for the last two years of his presidency is a stark contrast to the Democratic-led one he came in with. Does that mean Obama will change his approach to dealing with Capitol Hill?
John Cornyn of Texas, the incoming majority whip, promises that despite internal rifts the caucus will be "a well-oiled machine." Colleagues and outsiders say he's a good pick for the job.
It's been quite a year for Rep. Grimm, who in January threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony. The tax evasion charge stems from a restaurant he owns.
Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.
When Congress returns to work in January, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is set to lead the committee, which deals with everything from the Pentagon budget to the U.S. war against the Islamic state.
When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.
President Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to The Associated Press.
Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.
Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.
The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.
This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco – on a Friday before the holidays, no less – the slip was eagerly received online.
President Obama said Sony made a mistake by pulling the movie North Korea opposed and promised a U.S. response to North Korea's actions in the cyber attack against the company.
David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who's spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.
The president is expected to discuss issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to the fight against the self-described Islamic State and his views on the Senate's "torture report."
Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.
The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.
Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct, but instead we need to focus on being emotionally correct.
Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.