| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:00 AM
I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- For Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats, revenge is a dish best served bold.
For years, they complained that the Republican minority had tied the chamber in knots. But now, just weeks into their stint in the minority, Democrats are...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:44 PM
A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:57 AM
The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president."
That goal got a...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 6:00 AM
After six weeks in session and 139 roll call votes in a House and Senate that feature some of the largest Republican majorities in generations, one of the most telling statistics from the new Congress is this: President Obama's veto threats outnumber...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:46 PM
After not one, not two but three unsuccessful attempts to get a Homeland Security bill through the Senate that also guts President Obama's immigration plan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday it's time for a new strategy.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them.
At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the...
| Feb 7, 2015
When one party owns the White House and the other holds Congress, the president's annual budget is a strange, almost fictional document. It's not a draft from which the real federal budget will be written; Congress controls that process from beginning...
| 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....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:17 PM
UPDATED: Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be a guest on "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon Sunday on CNN. A panel on the new 114th Congress features Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Rep.-elect Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; and Rep.-...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently stated that he "couldn't be angrier" about EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. So why not enact a better policy? When the Republican Party takes control...