| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:55 PM
Senate Republicans pressed the Obama administration Wednesday for a plan to address the long-term health of Social Security as lawmakers began a debate over the rapidly approaching shortfall in a program that benefits millions of disabled Americans....
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Congressional Republicans are poised Tuesday to release their proposed 2016 budget, an annual blueprint that usually serves as a political rallying cry for smaller government.
This year, however, with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress,...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:29 AM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have had a pretty rough week otherwise, but she's getting some love from Connecticut. A new Quinnipiac University Poll, released Thursday morning, said "Clinton can just e-mail it in to win Connecticut."
| Mar 6, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Bernie Sanders, one of Vermont's U.S. senators, is mulling a 2016 run for president, as either a Democrat or independent. He is expected to announce his decision in a few weeks.
During a recent testing-the-waters swing through Iowa, the self-described...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Lisa Kudrow makes an impressive comeback, Michael J. Fox gets a showcase on “The Good Wife,” and “The Walking Dead” rolls on. The weekend highlights:
“The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC
The fifth episode this...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:25 AM
A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.
The Energy and Natural Resources committee...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders' political...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:46 PM
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
Over the next few months, congressional leaders...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure.
The opponents, who have...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:30 PM
Poor President Obama. Did you catch his State of the Union address? How embarrassing. Somebody forgot to tell him he's a lame duck.
Instead of doing what everybody expected him to do, instead of appearing with his tail between his legs, acknowledging how...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Twelve months before the voting is set to begin, the 2016 presidential race is shaping up as a fiercely competitive contest driven by two overriding forces that — candidates aside — will go a long way toward deciding the next occupant of the...