With the potential economic benefits seen as outweighing the environmental concerns, the results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that a vast majority of Americans support the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The poll found that 65 percent of Americans think the government should approve construction of the pipeline, while just 22 percent disagree.
Reflecting dissatisfaction with the two major political parties among younger Americans, the results of a new Pew Research Center survey found that half of Millennials now describe themselves as political independents.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a one-hour phone call on Thursday but seemed to remain far apart on the issue of Ukraine. During the call, Obama reiterated his assertion that Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In the latest move by the Obama administration to delay part of the healthcare reform law, the Health and Human Services Department announced Wednesday that insurers will be able to sell plans that don't meet the law's requirements for another two years.
President Barack Obama has authorized the U.S. to impose travel restrictions and economic sanctions on individuals determined to be involved in Russian military intervention in the Crimea region of Ukraine, the White House announced Thursday. The White House said the move was in response to what it called "Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
With several Democrats joining with their Republican colleagues, the Senate voted Wednesday to block President Barack Obama's controversial nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The nomination of Debo Adegbile failed by a vote of 47 to 52, marking the first time that one of Obama's nominees was blocked since the filibuster rules were changed.
Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has been accused of shoving and injuring his estranged wife in a domestic incident over the weekend. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Lolita Grayson claims that her husband pushed her hard against the front door to their home after she refused to let him inside, causing her to fall to the ground.
President Barack Obama sent his budget proposal for fiscal 2015 to Congress on Tuesday, although the news was largely overshadowed by the developments in Ukraine. The $3.9 trillion budget proposal is seen as a White House wish list and includes closing tax loopholes for the rich while expanding tax credits for the poor and middle class.
While outlining his fiscal 2015 budget plan on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to condemn Russia's intervention in Crimea, describing it as a violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
As part of an effort to support the new government in Ukraine, the Obama administration is looking to provide the country with $1 billion in loan guarantees. The administration is working with Congress and the Ukrainian government to provide the loan guarantees, which the White House said are aimed at helping insulate vulnerable Ukrainians from the effects of reduced energy subsidies.
In an apparent effort to ease tensions with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Tuesday that the use of military force would be a last resort. Putin told reporters there is "no need" for Russia to use military force in Ukraine, although he reserved the right to take action to protect ethnic Russians.
Just a few months after Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., won a special election to fill the remainder of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's term, the results of a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll found that most New Jersey voters think the former Newark Mayor deserves a full term of his own.
U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement Friday expressing deep concerns about reports of Russian military movements inside Ukraine. In remarks at the White House, Obama acknowledged the historic relationship between Russia and Ukraine but warned that any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.
Debbie Dingell confirmed Friday that she is running for the House seat being vacated by her husband, Congressman John Dingell, D-Mich. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, revealed his plans to retire at the end of his current term earlier this week.
On the heels of the Obama administration's proposed reductions in defense spending, the results of a new Gallup poll showed that Americans are divided on whether the U.S. spends too much or too little on the military.