| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH — The campaign stop by a Republican Senate hopeful Saturday in Virginia Beach felt more like a block party or family reunion, with hot dogs and hamburgers to compliment the short, sweet campaign messages from a couple of national...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online ads attacking Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand.
Get it? Unpopular president +...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Bill Press must think that his readers are stupid. His Aug. 10 Room for Debate column blames John Boehner and the 113th Congress for "leaving town without doing anything" about the crisis at the border.
Allow me to educate Mr. Press that the 113th...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Intraparty quarrels among Republicans have littered the political landscape this election cycle, but a battle among Democrats is set to take center stage Saturday in Hawaii, as Sen. Brian Schatz looks to stave off a formidable challenge from Rep....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:13 PM
House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.
The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The debate in Congress over how to handle the crisis at the Southwestern border appears certain to become more heated before any resolution is reached.
A bipartisan proposal from two Texas lawmakers that would speed up judicial reviews for migrant...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:08 PM
President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity.
"I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:01 PM
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey already is fielding questions about whether he’ll seek re-election in 2016, and the Lehigh Valley native has an eye on this fall’s election results to gauge what his work environmental might be like.
Asked during a visit...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
When it comes to the most...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.
The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...