| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:16 PM
President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney called Wednesday for launching "immediate, sustained, simultaneous action" to defeat the Islamic State, arguing that President Obama bore responsibility for the danger the jihadist group now poses to America's interests....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:16 PM
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
It's sobering to recall that less...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches.
In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:49 PM
As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference.
The Republican-controlled House is planning...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes." But what if she doesn't?
Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has not appeared to enjoy as much interest from his party in retirement as he had while in office.
Once a fixture at the Republican lunches every week in the Senate, Cheney has not been seen much in the halls of the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:08 PM
After a highly contentious, hugely unproductive session, members of the most unpopular Congress in history will face voters this year and, very likely, win reelection in overwhelming numbers.
It is a paradox of these discontented times. Participants...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney, citing "serious health issues" in her family, is ending her campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming.
A statement Monday by the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney does not specify whose health has become...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Early Monday morning, citing “serious health issues” in her family, Liz Cheney gave up her bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Wyoming.
"My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and they will always...