The bipartisan immigration bill under consideration in the Senate would reduce federal deficits by nearly $200 billion over the next decade, and continue generating savings in the years beyond, even after millions of new citizens became eligible for health and welfare benefits, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.
A Labor Department lawyer, charged with sexually assaulting his co-worker in her Northwest Washington home, was found dead Tuesday in his D.C. jail cell, officials said.
Wimbledon will take place this year with only one of the Williams sisters. Venus Williams announced on Facebook this afternoon that she is dropping out of the tournament, which begins June 24, because of back problems.
For most of the public, the word "drone" calls up the sleek, automated killing machines that the Obama administration routinely deploys against suspected terrorists and that Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered on the floor of the Senate.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) privately reiterated to colleagues Tuesday that the House will not vote on an immigration reform package that doesn't have the support of a majority of Republicans.
The House is slated to take up legislation Tuesday afternoon that would ban abortions starting at 20 weeks, issuing a clear challenge to federal law. But the White House has issued a veto threat, and the measure lacks the votes right now to pass the bill.
After more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, and nearly three years of sputtering and unsuccessful attempts at talks, the United States will open formal negotiations with the Taliban this week aimed at ending insurgent attacks, officials said Tuesday.
KABUL – The U.S.-led international coalition and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday that Afghan troops are now taking the lead on security in every province of the country, a milestone that was quickly marred by a new fatal attack in the capital.
The vast majority of the 1,430 education programs that prepare the nation’s K-12 teachers are mediocre, according to a first-ever ranking that immediately touched off a firestorm.
The Federal Reserve’s new communication strategy was supposed to make it easier to decipher the intentions of the famously secretive institution. Markets, however, seem to have missed the memo.
The U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs have disrupted more than 50 terrorist plots in the United States and abroad, including a plan to bomb the New York Stock Exchange, senior government officials testified Tuesday.
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests it makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it’s forced to give the government.
One of the big questions about Jack Lew's tenure as Treasury secretary — what will his new signature look like on U.S. currency? — has been answered: The U.S. Treasury tweeted the new signature just after 2 p.m.
After the 2012 election, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made a name for himself as the most eager and aggressive of the GOP's self-flagellators. Republicans have to "stop being the stupid party," he raged.
Now is the season when women take their freshly pedicured toes al fresco, often courtesy of strappy high-heel sandals or open-toed pumps that look fabulous but sometimes feel like the masochistic torture tools that many podiatrists insist they are.
Mark Krikorian is tapping the earpiece of his glasses — into the center of his right eye. Clink. Clink. “This eye doesn’t track,” he says by way of explaining his slightly distracted, far-off gaze.
Vice President Biden will deliver remarks about guns Tuesday afternoon, an issue that was shelved in the Senate in April after advocates of tighter restrictions suffered a major setback when their proposed measures failed to win passage.
To understand how drastically the Obama administration’s drive to reduce gun violence has narrowed, consider this:
It is often argued, including by me, that the GOP needs its own Bill Clinton or Tony Blair — a leader to reposition the party and reinvigorate its political appeal.
The four Pentagon scientists gathered at a secret base about an hour’s drive from Washington. The three younger scientists wore camouflage jackets and dark, wraparound sunglasses. The fourth, their leader, was a 61-year-old man named Bob Best who has thick eyeglasses and thinning hair.
By 2016, women could be permitted to train for most combat roles, including infantry and artillery positions, under detailed plans released by the Pentagon on Tuesday describing how to integrate female troops throughout the armed forces.
The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat on Tuesday released the full transcript of a congressional interview that he said "debunks conspiracy theories" about the IRS targeting controversy.
Josh Duggar, famed as the eldest of the 19-child Duggar family reality TV dynasty, is moving his own growing family to Washington, where he'll join the ranks of social-conservative lobbyists.
Intelligence officials said Tuesday that the government's sweeping surveillance efforts have helped thwart 50 "potential terrorist events" since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and the officials detailed two new examples to illustrate the utility of the programs.
The House Speaker, in a private meeting with House conservatives this morning, made a big show of talking tough on immigration reform, claiming he has "no intention" of allowing a House vote on anything that doesn't have the support of a majority of Republicans:
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland—Leaders of the Group of Eight nations issued a concerned assessment of the worldwide economy Tuesday and indicated that a larger government role in promoting growth is necessary to prevent another global downturn.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency this month denied an appeal for millions of dollars in additional aid to help West, Tex., recover from an April 17 fertilizer-plant explosion that killed 15 people and decimated some 37 blocks of homes, schools and businesses.
The White House and NASA on Tuesday will ask the public for help finding asteroids that potentially could slam into the Earth with catastrophic consequences. Citing planetary defense, the administration has decided that the search for killer rocks in space should be the latest in a series of “Grand Challenges,” in which the government sets an ambitious goal, helps create public-private partnerships and sometimes offers prize money for innovative ideas.
President Obama and the newly elected president of Iran signaled willingness to improve ties between their nations Monday, but both leaders made clear that a positive tone may not easily translate into progress in resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.
Thousands of Syrians fleeing war and misery are making their way to Europe, and many are coming through Greece, whose Mediterranean islands stretch within tantalizing reach of home. Once they get here, many wish they’d never come.