| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:40 AM
President Barack Obama risks getting stuck with a rap as toxic as an unpopular war or a troubled economy: incompetence.
The president may escape collateral damage if the ambitious deal reached Sept. 14 between the United States and Russia holds and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:37 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Patricia Millett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N.C.) to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the first nominees approved since the...
| Dec 8, 2013
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term?
He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:28 AM
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican and frequent sidekick to U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is in Palm Beach County on Monday looking to raise campaign cash.
He was set to appear at a "pro-Israel reception" Monday morning at the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A few years ago, Charlie Crist was one of the nation's rising Republican luminaries. John McCain said as much. So did Mitt Romney.
Many think he would have been positioned to seek the White House if he'd kept his residence in the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It was a sad day -- Thursday, November 21, 2013 -- when another tradition died in the U.S. Senate, which was once known as the world's greatest deliberative body. Thursday it didn't so much deliberate as obliterate. The result was the end of an American...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama hailed the deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program as “a first step" that "achieves a great deal" in the effort to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Months of diplomacy have "opened up a new path toward a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...