The president spoke on the election, which delivered a harsh verdict for the Democrats, from the East Room.
Beginning Friday, two performance artists from Brooklyn will spend 10 days straight running a hamster wheel nonstop – and using it as their house.
Congress failed to include a renewal of unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months in the budget it passed before the holiday break.
The White House threatened a veto if the measure eventually reaches President Barack Obama’s desk.
Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.
President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.
Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.
On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.
The body of a woman was recovered from the ruins of a home destroyed apparently by an early Wednesday morning blast in New Jersey.
It happened around 7:15 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 133rd Avenue in the Cambria Heights section.
The incident took place at a home at 4 Choate Ave. in Selden at 7:14 p.m. The house and the vehicle both caught fire, Suffolk County police said in a news release.
Some people live in shipping containers around the world, and now, New York City has its first house made entirely of them.
Many folks will kick off the New Year with a redecorating project. But Do-It-Yourself projects don’t have to mean a lot of work. In fact, just adding a splash of color to your home can make a big difference.
Rep. Peter King said House Speaker John Boehner agreed to schedule a vote Friday on $9 billion for the national flood insurance program and another vote Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package.