President Obama has selected former top Pentagon lawyer and longtime Democratic Party fundraiser Jeh Johnson to head the Department of Homeland Security.
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent the state in the U.S. Senate, defeating conservative Steve Lonegan.
One of the leading Democrats in the U.S. Congress made it clear recently that he wants the District of Columbia to be the 51st state of the union and he's determined to make it happen.
The race for the Ward 6 D.C. Council seat has started and two contenders with strong ties to seasoned political figures are squaring off.
Congress passed a spending bill Wednesday night that will raise the debt limit and end the government shutdown that had hamstrung the nation's economy for more than two weeks.
As the partial shutdown of the federal government moves into its third week, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said the city remains open for business adding that he remains optimistic despite the deadlock.
President Obama spoke Friday with House Speaker John Boehner but has not yet accepted a House Republican proposal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
District leaders are pleased with the way the city has operated since parts of the federal government shutdown on Oct. 1.
It’s Week Two of a government shutdown which has paralyzed the nation and brought government operations to a virtual standstill.
President Obama said Tuesday he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on a short-term agreement to end the eight-day-old shutdown, but he will not buckle under attempts of "extortion" by the GOP and will only ...
A 2016 presidential prospect will headline the District's Republicans annual banquet.
Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders for months have sparred for supremacy over a spending bill and other political issues, doing little more than leading the nation to the inevitable: An inability to agree on legislation that would fund the government ...
President Obama said House Republicans are responsible for forcing a federal government shutdown that began Tuesday — a situation he said was entirely avoidable.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took preemptive steps to deem her entire staff essential during the federal and District government shutdown, which began Tuesday.
With a federal government shutdown seemingly imminent, President Obama warned Monday of the drastic impact on the economy if a deal isn't struck, but promised his health care law set to go into effect Tuesday would proceed despite House Republicans' ...