| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup.
It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While I am pleased that gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan submitted a letter to the Baltimore Sun affirming his support for access to birth control, it did not go far enough to answer how he feels about a woman's right to choose ("Hogan: Hobby Lobby...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
It was considering House Speaker...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs.
Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:14 AM
We're in for some mighty strange days, courtesy of that Hillary Clinton book tour.
ABC on Friday previewed Diane Sawyer's interview with Clinton, the first of a series of high-profile sit-down chats to promote the former secretary of state's memoir...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:16 PM
[UPDATE: The Warren- and Durbin-backed bill to refinance student loans at lower rates has failed to pass the Senate.]
The student loan fight has found a battleground state: Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has made student debt one of his...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means.
But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections....