| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The Senate narrowly avoided a postelection showdown between the White House and Congress when a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass Tuesday.
Democratic Senate leaders had...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion.
But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections broke bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday. On the menu besides sea bass: whether the two sides can put aside differences and agree on some legislation in the two years to...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.
After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:01 PM
A Democratic senator from Florida says he will introduce legislation giving President Obama congressional authority for airstrikes against militants in Syria. The announcement came after the apparent beheading of another U.S. journalist.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Looking out at the members of the College Park Rotary Club, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Orlando, said there’s a lot that Congress could learn from a group like this.
In fact, Congress would be wise to reach out to organizations like the College...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday are asking a federal appeals court to allow them to restart an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker's campaign and special interest groups during elections in 2011 and 2012.
| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:05 PM
After being elected to Lehigh County Court in November 2011, Doug Reichley resigned from his job as a Republican state representative.
But, unbeknownst to Reichley, his old employer — the Pennsylvania House of Representatives — kept his...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Republican Larry Hogan said during his campaign for governor that he had no grand visions of turning Maryland red — that is, switching its partisan orientation from Democrats to the GOP. But his upset victory was surprisingly strong — he...