| Oct 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Two major topics of conversation are burning up the Twittersphere these days: Miley Cyrus and the government shutdown. Both came together on Saturday night when Cyrus hosted "SNL" and starred in a racy video called "We Did Stop (the government)" where she...
| Feb 16, 2014
Ever since a wave of conservative insurgents arrived in Washington after the congressional election of 2010, Congress has careened from one tea party-inspired fiscal crisis to another, from the debt-ceiling showdown of 2011 to last year's 16-day...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:46 PM
"All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy."
That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act.
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
With less than a year left in her fourth and final term in Congress, it's a little early for an exit interview, but not too early to get the views of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on issues dear to a "founding mother" of the Tea Party movement and on how...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:00 AM
We have now reached the stage of bogus indignation in the government shutdown. The leading example is the ruthless exploitation by House Republicans of World War II veterans brought to the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall for a theatrical...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It’s a red-letter day about a blue dress, the day the House of Representatives voted 15 years ago to impeach President Bill Clinton.
“Impeach” means only to charge with or accuse of — in Clinton’s case, perjury and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Supporters stand with him on Twitter, rally for him on Facebook and Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expanded his social media presence to Snapchat, becoming the first U.S. politician to use the app in a political context.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The State of the Union is one of the great set-piece pageants in the political life of a democracy. The leader of one branch of our tripartite government, the president, comes as a guest to the chamber of another branch, joined by representatives of the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON— Republicans took multiple tries to deliver their reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
In addition to the officially sanctioned Republican Party response by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s plan to allow insurance companies to continue offering canceled policies may not be enough to quell the uprising among Democrats on Capitol Hill and did little to reverse the continued Republican opposition.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A surreal slice of presidential primary campaigning is chronicled with dogged verite detail in "Caucus," director AJ Schnack's portrait of eight Republican nomination hopefuls engaged in good old-fashioned retail politics during the run-up to the 2012...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz was in Iowa last weekend to hunt pheasant and activists. He found both.
He didn't fire into anyone's face (Dick Cheney), wear freshly pressed camouflage (John Kerry) or boast of shooting varmints (Mitt Romney). He had his own shotgun...