| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election.
A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's wordless campaign ad has given Jon Stewart and the writers of "The Daily Show" endless pleasure. So much pleasure, in fact, that before their spring break, they bequeathed #McConnelling on the world.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:23 PM
WASHINGTON — A surge of interest on the last day of open enrollment pushed Obamacare well over the administration’s target of 7 million sign-ups, according to preliminary figures that put the White House into a celebratory mood Tuesday.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition.
White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races.
First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The subway ride between the Russell Senate Office Building and the Capitol basement takes no more than 25 seconds to cover a fifth of a mile. But over an estimated 130,000 trips shuttling lawmakers, staff and visitors, train operator Daryl Chappelle was...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Tuesday's primary in North Carolina offers the latest round in the tea party vs. the GOP establishment battle for the U.S. Senate, and so far the establishment appears to be winning.
Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's American...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s sixth speech on the state of the union will spotlight many issues, but more than anything may illuminate the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them.
The president made the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Events Thursday brought more evidence of why much of the 2014 campaign will feature candidates fleeing, figuratively or literally, from Washington.
In the Senate, supposedly the more collegial of the two houses of Congress, bitterness seethed beneath...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:59 PM
The Senate on Thursday eliminated filibusters of most presidential nominations. This changes a rule that had been in place more than 200 years. The change means federal judge nominees can be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than a 60-...