U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next Tuesday, according to a White House official.
Congressional budget scorekeepers said that a grab-bag bill of spending and tax measures to be taken up this week would increase federal deficits by $134 billion over a decade.
A look back at President Obama's state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
The nomination of Elena Kagan to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has caused quite a stir on the political left and right, as operatives on both sides try to ascertain exactly where she stands.
House lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6 billion measure that aims to provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements -- but not without a fight from Republicans.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a sixth term in November.
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd announces he will not seek re-election.
Remember the 1994 "Contract with America" that propelled Republicans back into the majority of the House of Representatives with its author Newt Gingrich as their speaker?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other leading Democratic senators will formally unveil the outlines of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform late Thursday, CNN has learned.
Republicans end their fillibuster on Wall Street reform but still disagree with Democrats over how to best protect consumers.
Republicans ended their filibuster of Wall Street reforms Wednesday when the Senate agreed without a vote to begin debate on a financial regulations bill.
President Obama sells his financial reform plan before Wall Street, saying its in everyone's best interest.
President Obama on Thursday called on Wall Street to join him in efforts to reform the financial sector, telling an audience in Manhattan that the reforms he is proposing are not only in the best interest of the country, but would also benefit the financial sector.
President Obama appears to have learned one lesson from the bruising fight over health care reform.
CNN's Jessica Yellin explains derivatives and the shadow market.
A Senate committee on Wednesday passed a proposal aimed at helping protect the economy from future meltdowns and taxpayers from more Wall Street bailouts.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses his problems with the current Wall Street reform bill.
Congress appeared headed for a major partisan showdown over financial regulation reform, with Senate Republicans reiterating their opposition Sunday to a bill that Democrats say will prevent another Wall Street meltdown like the one that precipitated the U.S. recession.
As Democrats prepare to bring the contentious issue of financial reform to the Senate floor as early as next week, Republicans say they have enough votes to block the proposed bill unless changes are made.
Michelle Obama arrived in Mexico City at the start of her first solo official trip as first lady.
With the health care fight and two weeks at home behind it, Congress is taking on proposals to reform Wall Street and prevent future financial collapses.
CNN's Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears on whether the process to replace Justice Stevens will be messy or partisan.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee lashed out at Senate Republicans on Tuesday for holding up confirmation votes on President Obama's judicial nominees.
President Obama signs the final changes to health care reform into law.
President Obama sealed a final victory on his signature domestic priority Tuesday, signing a sweeping package of changes to the newly enacted health care reform law.
The United States and Russia have reached "the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades," President Obama said Friday.
President Obama announces that the United States and Russia have reached a new arms deal.
The House of Representatives passed a slightly altered health care "fixes" bill Thursday night, completing legislative action on President Obama's top domestic priority.
The House passed the health care "fixes" bill Thursday to send the measure to President Barack Obama's desk.
Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
Following the House Republican Conference, Rep. Mike Pence details how the GOP will work to repeal the health care bill.
President Obama will sign sweeping health care reform legislation into law at the White House on Tuesday, according to two Democratic officials familiar with the planning.
A key banking panel took only minutes Monday to approve a sweeping regulatory reform measure aimed at warding off future collapses in the financial system.
The House on Sunday passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences between the Senate bill and the one it passed last year.
CNN's John Zarrella asks Floridians how the health care bill is going to change their lives.
Now that the House has passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package meant to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills, the next step is for members of the Senate to sign off on those changes.
President Obama makes his final appeal for health care reform before Sunday's House vote.
President Obama made his final pitch for his prized piece of legislation -- health care reform -- on Capitol Hill on Saturday, and Democratic leaders decided to abandon a plan to avoid a direct vote on the Senate bill.
All signs are pointing to a Sunday vote on health care, but one Michigan Democrat remains in the "no" column.
The House is expected to vote Sunday on the health care bill passed by the Senate in December.
President Obama made a final, urgent public plea for health care reform Friday, slamming private insurers and accusing his plan's opponents of spreading lies and distortions.
President Obama asks for supporters to go door-to-door to increase support for health reform.
A House Democratic source tells CNN the Congressional Budget Office's possible estimates on the health care bill.
Democratic congressional leaders unveiled a long-awaited $940 billion compromise health care plan Thursday, setting the stage for a final legislative showdown on President Obama's domestic priority.
Health care reform advocates inched closer to victory Wednesday as a high-profile liberal Democrat switched his position and announced his intention to vote for a sweeping $875 billion plan under consideration in the House of Representatives.
President Obama has had trouble sticking with his decisions. In several high-profile cases during his first year in the White House, there has been a pattern where the president takes a position on an important matter, feels the political heat for what he has said, and then backs off.
Elizabeth Warren, who came to Washington in 2008 with the task of keeping tabs on the financial bailout, today faces the unthinkable: business as usual for the Wall Street firms whose dealings plunged the country into the most severe recession in almost 80 years.
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich's announcement Wednesday morning that he will support the Senate's health care legislation has reduced the bill's opponents in the House to 204, now 12 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.
As a vote on health care nears, House Democratic leaders are trying to woo party holdouts still wrestling with their decision.
Freshman Democrat John Boccieri talks to CNN's Dana Bash about his decision making process regarding health care.
Five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against Senate health care legislation, which puts opponents of reform just 11 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.
House Democrats wary of the Senate health care bill find themselves in a quandary.
President Obama campaigns for health care reform in Strongsville, Ohio.
The yearlong fight over health care reached a fever pitch Monday as President Obama took his call for change to the political swing state of Ohio, slamming insurance companies and repeating his call for a final congressional vote on his sweeping reform plan.
The head of a key banking panel on Monday released a draft bill of sweeping regulatory changes aimed at warding off future collapses in the financial system.
As House Democratic leaders advised their members Friday to prepare for a legislative battle over health care that could stretch through next weekend, four additional rank-and-file Democrats have come out against the Obama administration's signature domestic priority.
President Obama takes his health care message to Missouri to urge passage of Democratic overhaul proposals.
President Obama's departure for an upcoming overseas trip has been pushed back three days to help Democrats with a final push on health care reform.
When the Founding Fathers decided to create a bicameral legislative branch, they were trying to make things difficult for the federal government to grab power from the people.
Health care reform takes center stage Thursday as President Obama and top congressional Democrats work behind closed doors to nail down a final agreement.
House Democratic leaders hoping to pass a health care reform bill by the Easter congressional recess face increasingly difficult odds, as several of the party's rank-and-file have come out against the plan passed by the Senate in December.
New York state's top police official announced Wednesday he was quitting, the second acting superintendent to step down in as many weeks.
President Obama worked behind closed doors to win support among key House Democrats for his health care reform plan Thursday, one day after urging Congress to hold a final up or down vote on the measure.
President Obama made his final case for health care reform Wednesday. Ed Henry gives the details.
President Obama has made it clear that it's time for a simple up and down vote on his health care plan, noting that Americans are "waiting for us to act."
CNN's Jim Acosta explains why filibustering may not be effective anymore.
CNN's Jack Cafferty asks: Why do you suppose New York Governor David Paterson won't just resign?
With the health care summit showing no sign of getting either side to budge, lawmakers are staking out positions in the battle many believe is imminent: a presidential effort to push legislation through without Republican support.
While Democrats have recently threatened to use a parliamentary procedure to pass the health care reform bill, it is unclear whether their caucus will even have enough votes to take the first step.
President Obama had trouble keeping his poker face at times during the health care summit.
The Obama administration raised the stakes in the health care debate Monday, releasing a new blueprint that seeks to bridge the gap between measures passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last year.
President Obama will make an announcement on "the way forward" on the health care bill next week, his spokesman said Friday.
GOP Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming has been invited to attend the White House summit on health care reform.
President Obama and Republican and Democratic leaders engaged in a spirited but civil debate at a health care summit Thursday, finding agreement on some issues but appearing to find little common ground on how to move forward in a bipartisan way.
Deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at new CNN polls ahead of Thursday's health care summit.
The day before the White House's bipartisan summit on health care reform, there didn't appear to be much mood for compromise on Capitol Hill.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that government action has helped start an economic recovery, but that he's worried about the state of the job market.
Confident conservative activists gathered Friday in Washington, reaffirming their principles, recharging their supporters and vowing to wrest power away from Democrats.
President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday that formally creates a bipartisan fiscal commission, a first step to forcing painful decisions needed to get the U.S. debt load under control.
President Obama plans to use the already-passed House and Senate bills as a starting point for next week's health care summit with Republican leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday.
The fight over health care reform burst back into public view Tuesday as four Democratic senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on a government-run public insurance option.
President Obama said Tuesday his televised health care summit with Republican leaders on February 25 should involve true give-and-take negotiations instead of mere "political theater."
Senate Democrats' draft plan for job creation, circulated Tuesday, contains a couple of employment measures and a lot of leftover business.
President Obama proposes increases in Small Business Administration loan limits to try and stimulate hiring.
Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a longtime fixture on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending, died after complications from gallbladder surgery, according to his office. He was 77.
On October 20, 2001, a concert was held in Madison Square Garden to benefit the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On stage were some of the biggest names in show business. In the audience were first responders who had been working around the clock at ground zero.
President Obama and a bipartisan group of leaders from the Senate and the House will meet February 25 for specific talks aimed at a compromise on health care legislation, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how your care may change and how much you'll pay if the current health care bill is approved.
Republican Scott Brown was sworn in Thursday as the new U.S. senator from Massachusetts to fill the seat formerly held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and immediately signaled opposition to President Obama's spending plans.
Republican Scott Brown is officially sworn in to the U.S. Senate.
President Obama and House GOP leaders promised greater efforts to step back from the partisan brink Friday, acknowledging that Washington's toxic political climate has made it increasingly tough to tackle major problems.
President Obama spoke to House Republicans in Baltimore, then took questions from lawmakers.
President Obama takes questions from Senate Democrats at Washington's Newseum.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the chamber will take up one piece of its health care bill as a separate provision next week.
Sen. Bill Nelson President Obama on Monday unveiled his annual budget for fiscal year 2011. Obama is proposing to cancel the Constellation Program that President Bush launched in 2004. Such a move would make it impossible to return to the moon in the next 10 years, although it would extend the mission of the international space station to 2020. There are also incentives for private companies to provide rides for astronauts.
Democratic efforts to pass a health care bill have stalled a bit, and the immediate focus may be shifting toward health insurance reform instead of quickly trying to pass a comprehensive bill, White House officials signaled Sunday.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Congress would pass a health care bill this year, while his counterpart in the House -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- outlined a two-step plan intended to maintain public focus on the issue.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shakes his head as President Obama criticizes the court's campaign finance ruling.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Wednesday that Congress will pass a health care reform bill, despite recent setbacks that have raised new questions about the changing political climate.
Republican Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts has forced congressional Democrats and the White House to assess their agenda going forward.
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