The fugitive Ecuadorian bankers at the center of an alleged FBI probe of Sen. Robert Menendez deny that they traded campaign donations for political support from the senator.
New academic research released last week showing that extending unemployment benefits is a net economic drag could strengthen the conservative case against extending those benefits at the federal level.
The federal government is sanctioning a five-year study on the stomach flu using Twitter, which will involve bureaucrats from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analyzing tweets about unpleasant flu symptoms.
A potential primary challenger to Republican Elise Stefanik for a U.S. House seat in New York is plagued by ethical issues and could again hand a swing district to Democrats if nominated, sources say.
American intelligence and security agencies are not currently capable of detecting when foreign nations are building nuclear weapons or ramping up their existing programs, according to a newly released Pentagon report that faults a range of U.S. agencies.