WASHINGTON The United States is not looking to ease sanctions on Iran "at the front end" of negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program, a senior White House official said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON Concerns about U.S. spying have taken a significant toll on U.S.-Brazilian relations, but have not had a broad-based effect on U.S. foreign policy or the Obama administration's efforts to promote U.S. exports, a top White House adviser said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said on Thursday he hoped to meet with the nominee "soon" to discourage him from using FCC power to force sponsors of political ads to disclose their financial donors. | Video
WASHINGTON The bitter budget fight in Congress that shuttered the U.S. government this month was a success for conservatives even though various polls indicate it damaged them politically, Republican Senator Ted Cruz said on Thursday. | Video
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a leading conservative voice, said on Thursday he has an "open mind" on President Barack Obama's selection of Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve. | Video
WASHINGTON The head of the top U.S. consumer financial watchdog said his agency is committed to going after individuals, not just companies, when it punishes wrongdoers, reflecting a broader effort among enforcement officials to ensure penalties have real bite.
WASHINGTON As the Obama administration scrambles to fix a balky healthcare website that has frustrated millions of Americans, one of the nation's largest unions is trying to persuade hundreds of thousands of uninsured people to begin signing up for health coverage by phone and on paper.
WASHINGTON A senior House of Representatives Democrat set down a firm marker on Tuesday for newly convened U.S. budget talks, saying his party would not agree to significant cuts in large social programs without increases in tax revenue. | Video
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain expressed sympathy on Monday for Saudi Arabia's decision to reject a seat on the U.N. Security Council and said it was largely the result of Saudi frustration over the Obama administration's Syria policy.
WASHINGTON The troubled launch of Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare website could give Republicans a chance to regain some of the political ground they lost during the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator John McCain said on Monday.
WASHINGTON A leading advocate of efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration law said Monday that the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is unlikely to act on the issue until at least early next year, which could complicate its chances of passing Congress.