| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:06 AM
Mitt Romney said he was "completely wrong" when he argued that nearly half of Americans were "victims" and dependent on government.
The admission came Thursday as the GOP presidential candidate sought to clarify his controversial "47%" comments....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:28 PM
President Obama’s proposal to create a Veterans Jobs Corps to stem high unemployment among recent military veterans was shelved Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate balked over the five-year, $1 billion cost, giving both sides fresh...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Amid the endless speculation about election 2012, there is one factor that many political prognosticators have ignored, a factor already on vivid display. Incidentally, it also explains Mitt Romney’s 47% comment rather well.
| May 25, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party.
The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business.
Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove'...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.
Still, you can expect to hear Democrats focusing on some of the issues...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have signed off on an unusual agreement aimed at preventing outside groups from advertising in their hotly contested Senate race.
The senator and the Harvard...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Elizabeth Warren: Former Obama advisor Elizabeth Warren hinted she's looking at running for the Senate in Massachusetts....
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The exit polls found that fewer than 60 percent of Tuesday’s Republican primary voters said they were satisfied with their presidential field; after watching months of campaigning, nearly 40 percent still said they would like someone else to run...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Updated 2:18 p.m. 06/14/12 with comments from Sen. Marco Rubio. Two years after Mari Carmen Aponte was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, the U.S. Senate is ready to confirm her to that post. Aponte's nomination has been on hold but a 62-37...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
For two years he had complete, unadulterated control of the federal government, a 60-seat majority in the Senate, an 80-plus seat majority in the House. He got every -- literally every piece of legislation he wanted, to try and, quote,......