12:57 PM Jan 7, 2015
The new 114th Congress counts more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.
6:30 PM Jan 6, 2015
The new Congress convened today with Republicans in control of the House and Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.
1:56 PM Jan 4, 2015
For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well.
5:59 AM Jan 2, 2015
New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.
1:55 PM Dec 30, 2014
The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015.
6:03 PM Dec 27, 2014
More than five years removed from the Great Recession, worries had taken hold at the start of the year that perhaps the world's largest economy had slid into a semi-permanent funk.
6:58 AM Dec 26, 2014
There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president.
4:02 PM Dec 18, 2014
A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress.
12:01 PM Dec 17, 2014
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
4:00 PM Dec 11, 2014
Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There's almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country's problems.