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President Barack Obama gives a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Dec. 20, 2013. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Unemployment Benefits Expire; Obama Pushes For Extension

President Barack Obama said he wants Congress to act quickly to reinstate and extend federal unemployment benefits that officially expired Saturday.

12/28/2013

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Unemployment Benefits To End For Some Saturday

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.

12/27/2013

The stars were out in Washington as the Capitol paid tribute to the arts at the Kennedy Center Honors. (Credit CBS 2)

Kennedy Center Honors Promises Major Music Moments

This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will showcase some of the biggest names in entertainment and promises some major music moments.

12/26/2013

A supposed photograph of Bob Levinson e-mailed anonymously to the family in 2011 (credit: FBI)

AP: American Abducted In Iran Was Working For CIA

For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business. But an AP investigation reveals that was not the case.

12/13/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Would Have Major Effect On New York

The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.

09/29/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An Option

From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.

09/11/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays Near

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.

08/27/2013

President Obama Makes Remarks On The Explosions At The Boston Marathon

Ricin Is Found In Letter Sent To President Obama, 1 Arrested

The Secret Service said the second letter was addressed to President Obama. This comes a day after a similar letter was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

04/17/2013

President Barack Obama delivers a statement late January 1, 2013 at the White House in Washington DC.     (Photo credit: CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fiscal Cliff Averted, But Critical Issues Still Remain

After months of debating and back room deals, Congress passed a bill late Tuesday night which will keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff.

01/02/2013