| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:19 PM
With Republican majorities in both houses, the new Congress should begin by focusing on traditional GOP priorities: improving the nation's sagging infrastructure, reforming an unwieldy tax code and finding ways to boost middle-class opportunity.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:24 PM
UPDATED: Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Cheney will be in the studio with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview, NBC News said. "Meet the Press" airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections break bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday as the two sides assess what legislation can be enacted in coming months despite years of confrontation.
In the run-up to the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:57 PM
One usually surefire way to gauge the political climate on election night is to follow the clock of poll closings across the nation, east to west.
But this is no normal midterm. Several races are expected to be razor-close to the very end, and some...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.
After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Homelessness, veterans' issues and politics will be topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup:
Incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, talks to Ybeth Bruzual on News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure.
The opponents, who have...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senateon Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported.
The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:29 PM
President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.
Obama will deliver a speech...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:50 AM
The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here."
The Republicans widened their hold on the House and wrested...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents.