| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that would offer historic new protections to gay and transgender individuals in the workplace, shifting the fight now to the Republican-led House.
Ten Republicans joined with all...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:58 PM
WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
| Oct 30, 2013
"I'm seldom accused of being too nice," writes Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., in his lively new autobiography. Yet the feisty and frank Chicago Democrat has been sounding a lot like Mr. Nice Guy these days as he tries to salvage immigration reform in the...
| Oct 28, 2013
A budget panel composed of Democratic, Republican and independent members of the Senate and House is working on ways to avoid another government shutdown like the nightmare we all were just forced to endure.
As a member of that committee, I realize that...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:20 PM
No announcement? No problem. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president whether she's running or not.
Clinton, the former secretary of State and a former senator representing New York, is a presumed favorite for...
| Nov 2, 2013
It's the end of November and we are all confused about Obamacare.
So when I heard that Congress will hold hearings about the why's and when's of the computer glitches, I was thrilled. Finally — EVERYTHING WILL BE ILLUMINATED!
So I tuned...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON --– Even if his campaign staff may have considered replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the ticket in 2012, President Obama would have “laughed [the idea] out of the room,” a White House spokesman said Friday....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:28 AM
There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order:
1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:18 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Summer has slipped into memory, school buses are rolling down our streets, and the presidential campaign is in full swing.
Time for someone to save us from the god-awful mudslinging.
I can't remember political ads ever being so negative or deceptive....