| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Headed to Washington on Wednesday evening for a fundraiser in his honor hosted by the campaign arm of the Senate Republicans, candidate Tom Smith is bruised by dismal results of a poll that shows him trailing Bob Casey by 18 points. (For what it's worth,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Longtime Texas politician Senator John Cornyn stopped in Houston to chat about the VA and the thousands of soldiers who are waiting on a check from Uncle Sam.
The benefit claims of nearly 70,000 veterans are clogged up in the VA`s back log, and Senator...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 11:10 PM
President Barack Obama’s re-election means that, for the next four years, the face of the Democratic Party will be its vigorous 51-year-old president.
Beyond Obama, however, the party has an increasingly geriatric leadership that is blocking...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:41 PM
You probably hold the same beliefs on matters large and small that you did a week ago, notwithstanding Tuesday's election. So do the hundreds of candidates elected to serve in Washington, only more so. Navigating through other people's convictions will be...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:30 PM
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has been elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC's goal is to elect Republicans to the United States Senate.
"I would like to express gratitude to my colleagues for giving me the...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:06 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Richard Mourdock, running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies that result from rape are intended by God.
The Republican candidate was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate's awkward remark — that if rape leads to pregnancy it's "something God intended" —...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:54 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate race that saw a tea party-backed candidate defeat a political legend only to launch a firestorm with his comment that a pregnancy resulting from rape is "something God intended" could be a test of the movement's...
| Nov 8, 2012
The elections did little to wipe away the deep challenges and frictions facing the nation, and if there was a morning-after metaphor that crystallized that reality it might have been this:
Chicago awoke Wednesday to a pair of economic jolts, one...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:53 PM
It looks like Todd Akin, Missouri`s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is too legit to quit.
The 5 p.m. deadline for Akin to pull out of the race without having to ask permission from the court, permission Democrats will gladly oppose. And all of this...