| May 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican.
Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Six months out from the November midterm election, Republicans have a strong advantage which, if it holds up, would likely translate into significant gains in Congress, a new nationwide survey indicates.
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe.
Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)?
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:09 PM
He amped up the criticism of President Barack Obama. He dialed down the my-way-or-the-highway zeal that often infuriates his fellow Republicans. And he left Florida political activists pumped up and buzzing over whether he'll run for president.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
President Obama and other White House officials convened a first-ever summit last Thursday with YouTube personalities to advance the administration's goal of signing up young Americans for the government's health-care plan.
The YouTube meeting -- which...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:39 AM
Maryland faces a revenue shortfall of $238 million over the next 15 months, state officials warned Thursday, necessitating tough choices in balancing the state’s budget in the final weeks of the General Assembly.
The Board of Revenue Estimates...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The two major political parties look at off-cycle congressional elections the way great powers eye wars in small lands — as a chance to test weapons and tactics they'll soon deploy elsewhere.
That's why many of the ads...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — On a recent Thursday morning, Jerry Brown walked unannounced into the basement office of the Alameda County registrar's office to draw reelection papers. With a post on Twitter and an email to supporters, he then declared his bid for an...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — By most measures, it's been a dire few months for the tea party.
Its candidates stumbled in two Texas primary races. Supporters in Congress failed to block bipartisan deals to increase government spending and raise the debt ceiling....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:15 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Four years ago, the fledgling tea party claimed one of its first and greatest victories in Utah, ousting the state's veteran Republican senator in a thunderclap of anti-incumbent anger.
Now the establishment has struck back,...