October 2013 Headlines
The president and HHS secretary took responsibility for the failed launch of the Obamacare website. But the president is already taking a hit in the polls.
Pro-coal demonstrators warned if the EPA has its way, Americans will be paying much higher energy prices and thousands lives across coal country will be hurt.
HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius, under intense grilling from a House panel, admitted culpability in the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website.
There are growing concerns about religious liberty as the U.S. Senate moves closer to voting on legislation said to protect gay Americans from job discrimination.
Lawmakers from the House and Senate began meeting Wednesday to look for ways to agree on a budget.
President Barack Obama promised that if you liked your health insurance plan, you could keep it. But today millions of people are finding out that's not true.
The White House is facing more pressure from the GOP and Democrats to delay the implementation of Obamacare in the wake of the disastrous rollout.
Four political heavyweights took a break from politics as usual to engage in civil discourse on presidential powers and Obamacare at this year's 'Clash of the Titans.'
Former Vice Presisdent Dick Cheney said America's allies in the Middle East don't feel they can still rely on the United States because the U.S. isn't as involved.
The secretary of Health and Human Services said officials are working "24/7" to improve the Obamacare website. Still, calls for her resignation continue.
The American Center for Law and Justice launched a new web strategy to challenge Obamacare and its individual mandate.
The damage from America's massive spying program continues to pile up.
When the scandal over the IRS's targeting of conservative groups first broke, Republicans and Democrats cried foul. Now the outcry sounds more like a whimper.
Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle sought answers on what led to the massive technical glitches that rendered the rollout of the Obamacare website a disaster.
President Barack Obama is calling for a push to pass immigration reform before the end of the year.
The main Obamacare websites have been so riddled with problems, they are casting a shadow over the Affordable Care Act launch.
There's growing tension as major problems continue to plague the Obamacare website. Now lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding answers.
President Barack Obama has vowed to fix Obamacare's broken website but some tech experts say that's going to take a long time.
The recent government shutdown has left approval of Congress at a 40-year low.
President Barack Obama is prescribing a major intervention on behalf of the government's failing Affordable Care signup system.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government needs to stop the automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester."
National parks are up and running and furloughed employees are back at work after a government shutdown. But some lawmakers warn the fiscal crisis isn't over.
Political observers say Republicans lost the latest budget battle, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he will continue his fight to dismantle Obamacare.
The nation's U.S. ambassador for International Religious Freedom has stepped down, the State Department announced.
President Barack Obama nominated top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson Friday to replace outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S. House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 84.
Democrat Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark, won New Jersey's special election to fill Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat for the remainder of his term.
The National Security Agency has been working closely with the CIA when it comes to targeted drone strikes against terrorists abroad, according to the Washington Post.
Members from both parties are pointing fingers at each other over the national parks shutdown.
Washington is returning to normal Thursday after President Barack Obama signed a short-term bill ending the partial shutdown and averting a U.S. default.
The NSA is collecting information from email address books and instant messaging accounts around the world, including many belonging to Americans.
The Senate finally reached a bipartisan deal that would end the government shutdown and avoid default, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Wednesday.
House Republicans unveiled their own proposal Tuesday even as bipartisan negotiations continued in the Senate to end the shutdown.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute says the Obama administration has gone too far in its implementation of the shutdown.
President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders as a deeply divided capital looks for a way to end the partial federal government shutdown.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is catching heat from the president, the press, and even his own party. But to the conservative grassroots, he's their hero.
While there are still no plans to re-open the government, both sides seem ready to talk after a successful meeting.
Religious liberty, abortion, and the sanctity of marriage are some of the hot-button issues topping the agenda at this weekend's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
Americans are angry with both sides' handling of budget negotiations, according to a new AP/GfK poll.
The Senate has approved a bill to let military chaplains work despite the partial government shutdown.
Andy Vidak: He went from farmer to California state senator a Hispanic district against a Hispanic. It's a story that may carry some lessons for the GOP.
There's a good chance Americans may soon be funding abortions without being aware they're doing it.
House Speaker Boehner says he'll propose a temporary fix that would extend the debt limit for six weeks -- a move the White calls an "encouraging sign."
The Pentagon struck a deal with a private group to make sure the families of fallen troops get survivor benefits suspended during the government shutdown.
The Pentagon confirmed it will not be able to pay benefits to the families of troops killed in combat until the shutdown is over.
As the budget battle continues in Washington, But President Barack Obama told House Republicans seeking negotiations Tuesday that he's not budging.
The shutdown has prevented some Catholic priests from carrying out their duties. Rep. Tim Huelskamp says it's one more example of the White House's war on religion.
Texas' attorney general doesn't hesitate to take on the establishment, making him a hero to conservatives. He's also becoming a model to the disabled.
Week two of the government shutdown began Monday and neither side is budging. The stakes get higher as the deadline to increase the nation's borrowing nears.
The House of Representatives sent a strong message to the military this weekend not to cancel religious services during the government shutdown.
President Barack Obama cancelled his trip to Asia Friday as Capitol Hill entered the fourth day of a budget standoff.
The well-known neurosurgeon told The Washington Times
the IRS hit him with an audit just months after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.
The National Organization for Marriage is suing the Internal Revenue Service over the illegal release of their 2008 tax return that was sent to a gay rights activist group.
The nation entered day three of a government shutdown after a meeting with top congressional leaders at the White House failed to make any progress.
The political mess in Washington has government employees and tourists alike worried about a shutdown that could now last weeks.
A federal judge is ordering Attorney General Eric Holder to turn over documents concerning "Operation Fast and Furious."
Congress is moving forward with tougher economic sanctions to deter Iran from developing nuclear weapons, despite Obama's personal phone call to the Iranian leader.
Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown as a long-running dispute over Obamacare stalled a temporary funding bill.