| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of the...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:14 AM
The first time I saw anyone use Uber was in 2012, on the campaign trail. I was with a bunch of reporters who were peeling off the Paul Ryan bus for a few days of down time. The Ryan team dropped us off after midnight at Washington, D.C.’s Union...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor.
"Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor would have a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:42 AM
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that lawmakers plan to extend special business tax breaks for one year after U.S. President Barack Obama threatened to veto a longer-term proposal that was in bipartisan negotiations.
"The president blew...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
There's John McCain in Kansas, stumping with his old colleague, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, in an unexpectedly tough reelection fight against independent newcomer, Greg Orman.
Next, McCain is spending a couple of days in Louisiana, rallying veterans...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:36 AM
That wind of momentum in the governor's race last week was provided by Charlie Crist's fan, a new poll finds.
The latest political survey from Gravis Marketing of Winter Springs finds Crist taking a two-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott and...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:28 PM
In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock.
But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election.
A GOP Congress...