| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Mitch McConnell must balance twin goals as the new majority-Republican U.S. Senate convenes: pushing through legislation to please the party's base without harming members who will seek re-election or the presidency in 2016.
Republicans get to set the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
How are Hollywood Democrats feeling about Tuesday's elections? In one word: dread.
With signs over the weekend that some key Senate races were moving toward Republicans, hopes were on chances that the polling is wrong, that Democrats will come through in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post.
If Lynch is...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
As President Obama announced Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Atty. Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, obstacles had already begun to appear on the path toward her confirmation.
The administration’s rocky...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sen. Charles E. Grassley is fond of calling himself "a pig farmer from Iowa," but both friends and political opponents don't buy the country rube image.
The 81-year-old Republican is expected Thursday to become the first nonlawyer to be elected chairman...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly doing fine after a procedure Wednesday to implant a stent in her right coronary artery. But this health scare is sure to revive the debate about whether the 81-year-old leader of the court’s...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Pulling the curtain back on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals had $3.5 billion worth of financial ties with drug and medical-device makers in the last five months of 2013.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:26 PM
A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House.
Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies.
These financial details,...