Rand Paul Is the GOP's Early Presidential Front-Runner

 WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, testifies on the current economic outlook during a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee on November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. Furman stressed that the economic recovery is strong despite the manufactured crises in Congress, but that it is too soon to say whether the brinksmanship of the government shutdown will have drastic consequences.

What's Going to Happen to the Nation's Economic Data?

 WASHINGTON - JULY 28:  Dozens of U.S.-born children from across the country traveled to the White House with their undocumented parents to march and demonstrate against recent deportations July 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Organized by CASA de Maryland, Familias Latinas Unidas, and other organizations, marchers describing themselves as "Obama Orphans," or children whose parents have been deported, called on President Barack Obama to keep his campaign promise of comprehensive immigration reform. 

Obama's Immigration Softball Game

 Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (L), R-Michigan, listens to testimony by Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services as she speaks during a hearing with the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, October 29, 2013.

Military Pension Issue Is Front and Center—Again

 Chuck Hagel, the U.S. defense secretary, addresses security and budget issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Tuesday.

What You Need to Know About the Next Defense Budget

 WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about AIDS during a World AIDS Day event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, December 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. On the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that funding to prevent AIDS will be increased by 100 million dollars. 

Obama Drops 'Chained CPI' From White House Budget

 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters after leaving the Senate GOP policy luncheon at the U.S. Captiol December 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Senate Republicans met for their weekly policy luncheon meeting and, with the 'fiscal cliff' looming, said President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have 'refused to be pinned down on any spending cuts.'

Senators Press Obama for Sanctions Against Ukrainian Officials

 President Obama speaks at a press conference in Toluca, Mexico, on February 19, 2014.

Obama Condemns Violence Outbreak in Ukraine

CBO Defends Its Minimum-Wage Estimate as Democrats Fume

 President Barack Obama makes his way to board Marine One  on the South Lawn of the White House on February 19, 2014 in Washington,  DC.

Sober CBO Putting Democrats on the Defensive