6:07 PM Mar 1, 2014
A surprisingly optimistic outlook among younger Americans and a higher stock market pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February.
6:00 PM Feb 22, 2014
Democrats, facing fewer opportunities to pick up seats in the Senate and House, see a more fertile playing field in the three dozen governors' races across the country this year.
6:54 PM Feb 20, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams on Thursday, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
6:05 PM Feb 8, 2014
Climate change is already hurting American farmers and rural residents, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday, warning that the U.S. would regret any failure to adapt and prepare for shifting weather realities.
10:02 AM Feb 9, 2014
President Barack Obama told a non-denominational gathering of political leaders Thursday that freedom of religion across the world is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. diplomacy.
3:50 PM Feb 4, 2014
The massive, five-year farm bill heading toward final passage this week has broad implications for just about every American, from the foods we eat to what we pay for them.
1:59 PM Feb 2, 2014
Americans are among the least likely to be concerned about retirement security, or to view the growing number of older people as a major concern, a new global study finds.
9:42 PM Jan 28, 2014
Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.
4:00 PM Jan 28, 2014
No longer about bold ambitions, this year's State of the Union address will focus more on what's actually achievable.
2:02 PM Jan 26, 2014
Chris Christie may have been nearly 200 miles away, but his struggles in New Jersey buzzed through the hallways of a Washington hotel this week as hundreds of Republican officials gathered to debate the GOP's future.

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