| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money.
"This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Original post | 10:08 a.m.
Updated | 11: 28 a.m.
There’s so much spin emanating from Democrats on Wednesday, it would be easy to get a case of vertigo.
They’re attempting to convince people that their loss in the closely watched...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown.
Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m.
Original blog post | 2:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress.
Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:19 AM
President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Wednesday to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates as part of his party's push to take back control of the House and preserve Democrats' majority in the Senate next year.
While potentially a...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:01 PM
The White House this afternoon confirmed that President Barack Obama will fly to Chicago for Democratic fundraisers Wednesday.
The Tribune reported this month that the president and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago to attend two...
| May 1, 2013
— President Barack Obama and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago on May 29 to attend two fundraisers for House Democrats.
Obama will be accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who...