| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall.
In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:06 AM
John A. Boehner secured a third term as House Speaker on Tuesday, overcoming a brazen revolt by GOP conservatives to oust him but renewing questions about his hold over the chamber’s often rambunctious majority.
A total of 24 rank-and-file...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:56 PM
Every few years, for decades, the same two questions have arisen whenever Nevada political types get together: Will Harry Reid run again? Can he possibly survive another grueling reelection fight?
The answers have always been yes and yes, though it...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:58 PM
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye next week to deal with an injury sustained in an exercise accident on New Year's Day, his office announced Wednesday.
The Nevada Democrat will have the operation Monday at George...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:20 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power.
"I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down.
The $1.1-trillion funding...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:44 AM
There have been five federal elections — three midterms and two presidential cycles — since the October 2006 publication of my book, "Whistling Past Dixie." In it I argued that, given the Democratic Party's declining southern fortunes, the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A proposal hammered out in private by congressional negotiators and buried at the end of a massive federal spending bill would dismantle some of the few remaining restrictions on campaign spending, allowing wealthy donors to dramatically increase their...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:27 PM
For much of the last six years, liberal Democrats in Congress have been loyal foot soldiers for their often unpopular president. Now, a rare clash between President Obama and members of his own party suggests Democrats on the left may be marching in a new...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances earlier this month.
Senate Majority Leader Harry...