Stanley Fischer, President Obama's choice to be the Federal Reserve's vice chairman, is on Capitol Hill Thursday for a confirmation hearing .
President Obama is asking the Labor Department to update the rules governing overtime. The goal is to require millions of additional workers to be paid overtime — an idea business opposes.
Colorado's Senate race is heating up with the entry of a well-regarded Republican challenger. Colorado is also the model for Democratic voter mobilization efforts in battleground states nationwide.
Democrats and Republicans generally agree that Congress needs to approve an aid package quickly. But it's proven harder than expected for everyone to agree on what should be in that aid package.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the bill, which now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The House has its own version.
Sen. Robert Menendez is proposing a bill to send aid to Ukraine and mete out sanctions against Russia. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses his bill and his recent op-ed.
Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is visiting the White House Wednesday. The meeting comes days before a vote in Crimea over whether to secede from Ukraine.
President Obama is asking the Labor Department to begin a rule-making process to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. It's part of his effort to address income inequality.
The administration's plan to increase the number of American workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay is seen as part of a strategy to stress income inequality.
The president is expected to tell the Labor Department to change the rules about who is eligible. Critics say that might backfire. Proponents say it would narrow income inequality.
In Rhode Island, the Democratic gubernatorial primaries are disputed by an Italian-American state treasurer, Providence's first Latino mayor and the grandson of former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell.
President Obama is expected to meet on Wednesday with female members of Congress. There are reasons for the president's focus on women that involve both policy and politics.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has accused the CIA of interfering with efforts by Congress to oversee the agency. Feinstein said the CIA had removed documents from computers used by her committee's staff.
Both houses of Congress are set to investigate, and the Justice Department is reportedly looking into why it took GM so long to inform the public. GM may have known about the problem for a decade.
Details will be out this week for a measure to phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The plan is to use private insurers to backstop home loans instead of the government-controlled mortgage giants.
The result of Tuesday's special election for a congressional seat in Florida was a big victory for Republicans. Ahead of mid-term elections, David Jolly beat Democratic candidate Alex Sink.
The Senate was a chamber divided in reaction to Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein's diatribe against the CIA for allegedly hacking into Senate computers.
The administration says 940,000 people signed up in February for a total enrollment of 4.2 million. The White House is hoping for 6 million by the end of this month.
General Motors is recalling 1.6 million vehicles because of faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. It now faces a congressional inquiry into why it took nearly 10 years to warn the public.
President Obama's pitch for his health care law has brought him to an awkward place: "Between Two Ferns." In a bid to up the enrollment of young people, Obama visited Zach Galifianakis' Internet show.