| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:00 PM
President Obama has been burned again by a hot microphone, with an offhand joke that he had to quit smoking “because I’m scared of my wife,” captured during the U.N. General Assembly.
“I hope you quit smoking,” Obama told...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Pride, it is said, goeth before a fall. Now come the recriminations.
Repeated national surveys have shown public support for the Republican Party tanking since GOP lawmakers banded together to shut down the federal government and bring the U.S. to the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job.
Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:46 PM
On the day after declaring war on the conservative groups that helped propel his party to power in the House, Speaker John Boehner on Thursday was advancing a two-pronged strategy—delivering another brush-back pitch at them while arguing that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- The prevailing wisdom on Capitol Hill on Monday was that the federal government is headed toward at least a brief shutdown at midnight, given the impasse over how, if at all, President Obama’s new healthcare law should figure into...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:35 PM
How low can Congress go?
Today’s answer: There’s not much lower they can go.
Polls out Wednesday painted a bleak picture of Americans’ views of their federal legislators. Really bleak.
In an Associated Press-GfK poll, Congress...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:12 AM
In 2013, Washington seemed to lurch from one crisis to the next, with lawmakers setting an example for Americans on the best ways not to get along. Blame was launched in all directions.
Efforts to pass gun control fizzled in Congress, and immigration...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- On the feast day of St. Valentine in the Anglican Church and various other religious jurisdictions around the globe, love may have been in the air, but not here in the Nation's capital.
About a foot of snow covered the monuments, short-...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:53 PM
"There are two types of vice presidents: doormats and matadors. Which do you think I intend to be?" --Frank Underwood
The president is working on his State of the Union address, in front of a room filled with staffers and advisers, including Christina,...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Chapter 17 opens with some verbal jousting between Frank and Remy Danton, who has been lobbying on Tusk's behalf.
Tusk has tasked Remy to help wrangle members of the House to vote for Frank's grand bill that passed the Senate in Chapter 16. Tusk seems...