| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible presidential candidate, too often chooses political expedience and doesn't fight for the middle class.
The Weston congresswoman and chairwoman of the Democratic National...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:38 PM
The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party's conservative...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:19 PM
This early stretch of presidential campaigns used to be known as the invisible primary. The action — would-be candidates drawing up strategies, courting donors and recruiting aides — occurred beyond the sight of ordinary voters.
Only it's not...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents.
| Jan 1, 2015
| 12:37 PM
Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that helps clear a path toward a 2016 presidential campaign.
The former Florida governor stepped down from his remaining board memberships on...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON — A new show has opened on Capitol Hill, and, with any luck, it will have a long run.
It's called "The Taming of the Cruz."
Grenade-launching Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took a familiar position of obstruction last week: He called on...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz stood outside the Capitol on a dreary Wednesday, leading the charge against President Obama's immigration plan. But it was not entirely clear who was following him.
The Texas Republican was imploring fellow GOP members to block money for...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Question for House Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business.
Boehner bought himself...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:33 AM
President Obama really stepped in it this time.
He used the powers that come with his office to invite up to 5 million immigrants and international visitors to openly live and work in the United States. He called it using executive authority to...