Hollywood's African-American film renaissance

The half a dozen movies portraying the African-American experience in 2013 may signify a renaissance of African-American film.

Top 4 Obamacare complaints

Three weeks after the exchanges opened, Americans are still having a tough time signing onto the Obamacare websites. And once they manage to get in, many aren't so happy with what they're finding.

Former House Speaker Tom Foley dead at 84

Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley died at his home in Washington, D.C., his wife Heather confirmed Friday.

National Briefs (Oct. 18 - 24)

For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

The Government We Deserve

Dateline: January 2014. Federal government shuts down completely.

Obama signs bill to end partial shutdown, hike debt ceiling

After all the bickering and grandstanding, the billions lost and trust squandered, it was much ado about nothing.

Government Shutdown Obama to Invite Republicans to White House

President Barack Obama was making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown.

A 1-month shutdown: $50 billion economic blow

If the week-long government shutdown stretches to a month, it would mean a $50 billion blow to the U.S. economy.

Economists Fear Debt Ceiling Fight May Bring Recession

Forget the current government shutdown. Economists say it’s the upcoming debt ceiling impasse that could plunge the nation into a recession.

Defiant House delays Obamacare; government shutdown looms

Less than 48 hours before a shutdown of the federal government would begin, House Republican leaders remained defiant in their effort to chip away at Obamacare -- with one member of the House GOP leadership insisting the House will continue ...

Who Is Obama Scared Of?

President Barack Obama has made it clear to the public that he's quit smoking. But Monday he may have hinted at the real reason why: he's afraid of his wife.

Big Banks Charged With Causing Credit Union Failures

The federal regulator that oversees credit unions has filed suits against eight of the nation's largest banks, charging they sold faulty mortgages to two credit unions that later failed.

How Government Shutdown Would Hurt Main Street

A federal shutdown would be bad news for some corners of Main Street.

Bush: Obama 'ought to play golf'

Former President George W. Bush is defending his successor's frequent trips to the golf green. In an interview with the Golf Channel, Bush called golfing "an outlet."

Food Stamp Cuts Kick Americans When They're Down

We are in the middle of a fight to preserve the dignity and grace that makes all of us Americans. We have big hearts and great souls. I know.