| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:20 AM
WASHINGTON Paul Ryan, new chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, had harsh words Wednesday for President Barack Obama's expected move to give some form of legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants.
"I fear that if 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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 12:05 AM
The contours of a Scott Walker presidential campaign have begun to take shape.
Happily abiding speculation that he will run in 2016, Walker has given a series of national television interviews since winning a Wisconsin governor's race for the third time...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way.
Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:40 AM
On election day, Bloomberg politics reporter David Weigel tweeted, "Polls are now closed in Alaska, which marks the start of the 2016 Iowa caucuses." Readers who miss the (very slight) comic exaggeration can be forgiven -- the waiting period between the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Gov. Scott Walker, in an appearance Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press," said a Republican governor would make an ideal presidential nominee -- and suggested he may end up getting into the race.
Walker, who defeated Democrat Mary Burke on Tuesday...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The headline number in last week's release of Census Bureau data on poverty was pretty good. It was widely noted that the rate dropped significantly for the first time since 2006, with especially sharp declines among children and Latino families.
| 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...
| 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...