| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:28 PM
In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock.
But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election.
A GOP Congress...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:40 AM
On election day, Bloomberg politics reporter David Weigel tweeted, "Polls are now closed in Alaska, which marks the start of the 2016 Iowa caucuses." Readers who miss the (very slight) comic exaggeration can be forgiven -- the waiting period between the...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor.
"Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:42 AM
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that lawmakers plan to extend special business tax breaks for one year after U.S. President Barack Obama threatened to veto a longer-term proposal that was in bipartisan negotiations.
"The president blew...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor would have a...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Former Republican President George W. Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday that there was a "50-50" chance his younger brother, Jeb, would run for president in 2016.
"He's wrestling with the decision," the former president said on CBS' "Face...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Gov. Scott Walker, in an appearance Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press," said a Republican governor would make an ideal presidential nominee -- and suggested he may end up getting into the race.
Walker, who defeated Democrat Mary Burke on Tuesday...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:14 AM
The first time I saw anyone use Uber was in 2012, on the campaign trail. I was with a bunch of reporters who were peeling off the Paul Ryan bus for a few days of down time. The Ryan team dropped us off after midnight at Washington, D.C.’s Union...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District – Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold – grew tense on the topic of Medicare.
Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...