| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:12 PM
(Reuters) - Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates. Here are some of the most notable departures and the candidates...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Army National Guard's decision Thursday to end its NASCAR sponsorship sent ripples across Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have slashed Pentagon spending while protecting bases and weapons systems in their states.
The Guard spent $32...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It was only a matter of time, but President George H.W. Bush has jumped once again into the Georgia Senate race — and not on the side of the Democratic candidate who ran his Points of Light Foundation.
Bush did not mention Michelle Nunn by name in...
| 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 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...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:09 PM
Incumbent Republicans cruised 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 since the rise of the tea...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:16 PM
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience.
Among the contenders:...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:15 PM
A federal inspector general is launching a review into what went wrong with Maryland's health insurance exchange, the first examination focused specifically on how millions of dollars in federal money was spent by the state, according to the lawmaker...