The U.S. Postal Service could face $1.4 billion in repair work if it hopes to keep its facilities safely operating, according to a report released this week.
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Rep. Michael Grimm, New York Republican, said Americans should not change their plans to attend the Sochi Olympics despite security threats, because doing so would be a victory for the terrorists.
President Obama's job approval rating for his fifth year, which included the troubled roll-out of his signature health care law and a 16-day government shutdown, is more than 2 points lower than his 2012 rating, a Gallup poll released Tuesday said.
The new health care law has claimed a new victim in the nation's capital — a popular Friday lunch buffet in Georgetown.
Another lawmaker joined the growing chorus of those who are questioning the safety of Americans attending the Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia.
Even a billionaire ex-mayor of major city must do something to keep busy when the bustle is over - teach, speak, create a new foundation, take a long vacation. That's not what former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has in mind, however.
Republicans are more satisfied than Democrats with the income and wealth distribution in the U.S. today, said a Gallup poll released Monday.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's personal statements on new surveillance guidelines
"As intelligence professionals, we have historically preferred to avoid the spotlight, but we know that for the foreseeable future, the public will remain focused on what we do and how we do it. To build on and maintain the trust of the American people and our international partners, we must embrace the President's call for transparency."
New York City voters by a 64-24 percent margin say Michael Bloomberg's 12 years as mayor were "mainly a success, according to a new poll.
In announcing changes to U.S. surveillance and data-collection efforts, President Obama on Friday also took some pointed shots at Russia and China, saying a public debate over government spying never would take place in those countries.
First lady Michelle Obama took her 50th birthday in stride Friday, smiling for a photo with her new AARP card.
The investigation into "Bridgegate" shot to the top of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday through a subpoena to Executive Director Patrick Foye, as lawmakers dig in for an extensive review of why Gov. Chris Christie's subordinates ordered lane closures near the George Washington Bridge.
Plaintiffs on the losing side of a judge's decision this week to let subsidies flow to all eligible Obamacare enrollees — no matter where they live — say they want an appeals court to hear them out by March.
One out of every 13 American children alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases if smoking rates to not drop, according to report by the surgeon general.
For the first time, President Obama included atheists in his annual observance of Religious Freedom Day.
The two leaders spoke on the phone Thursday afternoon, with the White House saying that Mr. Obama "updated the prime minister on the ongoing U.S. signals intelligence review and both leaders noted the intensive dialogue that the United States and United Kingdom have had on these issues, at all levels."
Two watchdog groups say they plan to sue the Federal Election Commission over its decision to dismiss a complaint against GOP strategist Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.
Hours after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that raising the debt ceiling was "not urgent" and could be put off until May, his spokesman clarified that the Nevada Democrat supports addressing the debt limit as soon as possible.
Like a frustrated teenager who's not allowed to drive, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Thursday he owns a sports car that he can only rev up in his driveway.
"Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names."