| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON Democrats are accusing Republicans of planning to shut down the federal government, though the charge is based largely on a fight over immigration that's now very unlikely to happen this month and though no leading Republican is talking...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand.
Get it? Unpopular president + scandalized filmmaker +...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:33 PM
The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:50 AM
There's an interesting piece on Politico today in which Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell hints at what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate in this fall's election. Here's an excerpt:
In an extensive interview here, the typically...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November.
But at a recent fundraiser in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
| Aug 10, 2014
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup.
It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands.
At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...