| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:41 PM
His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days.
He's seeing signs...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 1:18 PM
Rand Paul is the Republican son of a longtime Republican House member, but let it never be said that he is not open-minded. In 2013, he confided to Sean Hannity, "I've been kind of disappointed, because honestly there were certain aspects of President...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON — If he runs for president as expected, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will have a political committee ready to raise and spend unlimited cash on his behalf.
Rubio is set to announce his 2016 campaign plans in a speech Monday at the...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:25 PM
President Obama faces two serious problems as he tries to protect his still-unfinished nuclear agreement with Iran from congressional tinkering — or destruction. One is the ferocious opposition of Republican hawks who view the deal as insufficiently...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Citizenship of Ted Cruz
•Ann, Newport News: I have a question on your article about Ted Cruz as a presidential nominee. I thought I read he was born in Canada. I learned in school that you had to be born in the United States in order to be...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 11:45 AM
U.S. Sen. John McCain acknowledged his error when he told Fox News, "Maybe that wasn't exactly the way to do that." He was referring to the letter he and 46 other Republican Senators signed and sent to Iran's leaders in an attempt to frighten the Iranians...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:00 AM
As the likely coronation of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quietly progresses without serious opposition, the Republicans seem to be working overtime publicizing an abundance of long shots hoping to be her challenger.
| Mar 24, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In the spring of 2008, months before distracted voters focused on the fall presidential election, several TV reporters ginned up a fake campaign controversy to fill some airtime in the insatiable maw of the 24-hour news cycle.
The economy had collapsed,...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:11 PM
A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia.
In a letter sent Tuesday and released publicly Wednesday, the lawmakers told Blatter that allowing Russia to play...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:15 AM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon inspector general has subpoenaed Pratt & Whitney, saying the engine maker has repeatedly refused to document more than $1.54 billion in maintenance work on C-17 aircraft engines, according to an unreleased audit.