| Apr 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
In a little-noticed decision, a federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by Common Cause and some members of the House of Representatives challenging the time-honored (some would say time-dishonored) practice of the Senate filibuster.
| May 12, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The freewheeling Republican primary for an open Senate seat from Georgia was always expected to be a bruising affair. New polling confirms just how much.
Ahead of next week's primary election, voters remain highly divided among the five main candidates,...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour.
| May 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The battle lines are hardening in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's so-called range war against the federal government over his right to graze cattle on public lands.
Arguments have moved from the Nevada desert to the nation’s capital, where Nevada'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:11 AM
WASHINGTON—In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.
In a statement, President Obama called the 47-52...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:15 AM
WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions.
In his saffron robe,...