| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown.
Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:33 PM
Returning to Washington with fewer numbers and increased doubt about their direction in the new Congress, Democrats are pushing President Obama to pursue a more aggressive economic agenda that lays the groundwork for a political rebound in 2016 by...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A tough year has come to a melancholy end for Obama mega-donor George J. Tsunis.
Nominated last December to be U.S. ambassador to Norway, the Long Island hotelier fumbled questions about the country at his confirmation hearing in January. Indignant...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:29 PM
As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are preparing to lob grenades: the president with an executive action on immigration, the new Congress by making the repeal of Obamacare one of its...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:08 PM
UPDATED: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press, CBS' "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union."
The Sunday guest list:
Mitt Romney and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., are guests on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A recent national Gallup poll pegged public approval for Congress at just 14 percent — one of the lowest ratings ever measured by the venerable polling company in the fall of a midterm election year. Congress is about as popular with Americans...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:04 PM
It must be said at this point: Sen. Al Franken is just dull.
How dull is he? He says the most memorable conversation he's had as a senator — "hilarious" even — was a wonkish discussion with former President Clinton about how to finance...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Ask Al Franken why he got into public service, and he's likely to quote Paul Wellstone's credo: "We all do better when we all do better."
"If I knew technically what a haiku was, it would be a haiku. But I don't think it's technically a haiku,"...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not calling for the FCC to reject Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, but he is asking that they impose a series of conditions on the transaction, including an expansion of lower-cost Internet service and...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...