| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is racing to finish negotiations on a Pacific free-trade pact by year's end, but it's running up against a potentially major obstacle at home.
A bipartisan majority in the Senate this week sent a letter...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- The woman shot to death after a police chase from the White House to Capitol Hill had been suffering from mental health issues, according to federal law enforcement officials, including postpartum depression after her daughter was born and a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Two Republican congressmen from California have reiterated their support for immigration reform in recent days. Expect that to continue, if there is to be a GOP presence in most of California down the road.
Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock signed on over the...
| Dec 29, 2012
ABC's "This Week" inteviews Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other guests are Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. ABC's Jonathan Karl will lead a roundtable...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 8:09 PM
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, a longtime advocate of the Chesapeake Bay, is wading into the high-profile debate over the federal regulation of pesticides -- instantly putting him at odds with fellow Democrats while potentially raising his national profile on...
| Feb 3, 2011
Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
| Feb 6, 2012
It wasn’t just singer M.I.A. who got into hot water for her actions during Super Bowl XLVI. Republican senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra stirred the pot with a political ad that featured an Asian woman speaking broken English which sparked...
| Sep 26, 2009
| 5:12 PM
Will Congress extend the wildly popular $8,000 home buyer tax credit beyond its Dec. 1 expiration date?
That's a question generating huge pressure on Capitol Hill from would-be buyers who haven't found the right house as well as from realty agents,...
| Mar 3, 2009
That the Democrats are keen to crack down on conservative talk radio -- crack down on free speech they don't like, that is -- is now impossible to deny.
Two approaches are being contemplated. The one getting the most attention involves creating a new...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 1:32 PM
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a Bighead Asian Carp made it past electric barriers, to Lake Calumet.
The barriers are supposed to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The carp was found alive Tuesday, about six miles...