| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Two Republican lawmakers called Wednesday for an investigation into federal money spent on Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange, raising questions that could shed light on whether the Obama administration foresaw problems with the site before its...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — By approving a government spending bill that would halt money for President Obama's healthcare law, the House on Friday provoked a confrontation with the Senate, which is likely to engage in a contentious debate leaving little time to...
| May 17, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Newt Gingrich's presidential candidacy is only days old, and more than a decade after he last campaigned for public office, he's clearly shaking off some rust.
On Tuesday, the former House speaker stepped up outreach to conservatives in an attempt to...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:17 PM
A senator can take stands for sheer political purposes. A president doesn't always believe he has that luxury.
Case in point: Barack Obama.
When he was a junior senator from Illinois, Obama once voted against lifting the debt ceiling, a shot at...
| Dec 9, 2011
Legislation introduced by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require applicants for federally subsidized jobless benefits to fill out a questionnaire used for drug screening to determine whether they should then have to take a drug test. Those identified as...
| Jan 4, 2011
Republican opponents of food safety legislation are already promising a fight over its funding, even before it becomes law.
President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the bill on Tuesday. It allows the Food and Drug Administration to increase...
| Aug 15, 2008
by Katie Fretland and Bob Secter and updated Nation, many of you have heard about the satirically pompous late-night TV comedian who claims that politicians who brave an appearance on his show will be swaddled in electoral mojo. Well, in......