| May 6, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South.
| Nov 21, 2013
Well, yes, the senators were angry. Listen to them justify getting rid of the filibuster for judicial nominees: 1. “Every judge nominated by this president or any president deserves an up-or-down vote. It’s the responsibility of the Senate....
| Jul 3, 2011
| 8:09 PM
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, a longtime advocate of the Chesapeake Bay, is wading into the high-profile debate over the federal regulation of pesticides -- instantly putting him at odds with fellow Democrats while potentially raising his national profile on...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...
| Jun 25, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Once a month, a group of staff members from the House and Senate intelligence committees drives across the Potomac River to CIA headquarters in Virginia, assembles in a secure room and begins the grim task of watching videos of the latest...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:29 AM
As the so-called “fiscal cliff” nears, prominent Republicans have recently been making some noise about abandoning Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss, South Carolina’s...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Was the big loser of this month's election Grover Norquist? It's starting to look that way, as an increasing number of Republicans in the House and Senate are announcing that they could be willing to violate the pledges they signed at the behest of the...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The hawks are squawking. Congressional conservatives and the right-wing media are blasting President Barack Obama for going soft on the Syrians. The president insists there is a "game-changing" red line the Syrian government will have crossed if it is...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON – A round of golf with the president of the United States is a rare treat, to be sure. So hitting a hole in one while in a foursome with the commander in chief quickly became the stuff of legend on Capitol Hill after word that Sen....
| Jul 23, 2011
"This Week" starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be a guest with the gay couple he will marry on Sunday: Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt. The other guests will be former Sens. Trent Lott, R-Miss. and Tom Daschle, D-...
| Jul 22, 2011
SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Debt ceiling negotiations; Afghanistan. 3 p.m. CNN The Chris Matthews Show President Obama's re-election plans for 2012. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today 35th anniversary of the ...