Byline: By MARY CLARE JALONICK

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of...

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from Senate investigators for hours behind closed doors Monday...

Schools won’t have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition...

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the...

Raising child costs more than $233,000

1/27/17

Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account.The Department of Agriculture said the estimated cost of...

Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government’s ethics...

Lawmaker looks to overhaul Social Security

12/17/16

A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and...

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

9/21/16

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of...

Congress approaches Puerto Rico rescue

6/30/16

Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for passage of a last-minute...

U.S. Senate to vote on gun control tonight

6/20/16

Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Fla., but election-year politics and the powerful...

A Democratic senator who mourned the loss of 20 children in his home state of Connecticut waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into the early hours...

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

5/20/16

and DARLENE SUPERVILLEA new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And...

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