| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:20 AM
In a speech diagnosing his party's political missteps in 2014, a top Senate Democrat reached back to the decision to pursue an overhaul of the health system in late 2009 as an example of how the party took its focus off middle-class priorities, saying...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Businesses turn up heat on Wolf in tax war
Big and small businesses and banks have done well under Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration.
The governor has cut various corporate and banking taxes the last four years by more than $1.2 billion...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:21 PM
In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power.
To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin thanked Illinoisans on Wednesday for granting him a fourth term, and he accepted the verdict of voters elsewhere, who in effect gave him a demotion.
Tuesday's Republican surge nationwide means that Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Cooler heads know better than to jump to sweeping conclusions about the state of the nation immediately after an election. Elections seem to be more useful as a reminder that American voters will make up their minds based on what's important to them,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| 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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
A key Democratic senator on Tuesday decried the recent wave of American companies restructuring abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, describing it as a virus infecting the economy and urging legislation to halt it.
But despite the call from Senate Finance...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:42 PM
With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As the cameras whirred, John Goodman read the paper at the kitchen table. Fellow actor Matt Malloy nervously washed dishes at the counter. A third performer, Mark Consuelos, scrolled though the morning's news on his tablet.
"Gil, did you know Sarah...