| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
It's the end of an era: Harry Reid, the senator famously from the dusty, desert mining town of Searchlight, Nev., is relocating to Las Vegas.
The Democratic leader's office announced Monday that Reid and his wife, Landra, his high school sweetheart of...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell easily withstood a challenge from his right flank Tuesday to secure renomination for a sixth term, the first step toward his ultimate goal of leading a new Republican majority in the Senate next year.
Shortly after polls...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the article "SunRail riders keep on rising" in Sunday's Sentinel, the following attracted my attention: "The circuitry, [Steve] Olson said, had to be reset at those intersections during a heavy downpour last week. When the...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Judged strictly as strategy, and not, say, for its morality, Karl Rove’s blast at Hillary Clinton on Tuesday demonstrated how the game of political trickery manifests itself in the Internet age. Allegation reported, allegation denied, outrage from...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Polling hasn't brought much good news to Democrats this spring. In the latest blow, a Pew Research survey for USA Today reported Monday that 47% of voters said they expect to vote for Republican candidates in November's congressional election, against...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A consistent theme in the legal challenges to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that Democrats in Congress or the Obama administration cheated in some way to enact or implement the law. The arguments go something like this: Congress...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia.
Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners' plans to do short sales this year?
Medical devices? What connection could heart pacemakers, dentures and Lasik eye surgery machines possibly have with...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in the fall mid-term elections by what he called “ideologically rigid” Republicans.
Donors paid as much as...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Incumbent Republicans appeared poised to cruise to victory in key primary elections Tuesday, offering fresh evidence that the party’s establishment wing has successfully neutralized outside conservative groups that have vexed congressional leaders...