| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:41 PM
When someone dies, folks often say: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” In the case of former Republican Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, who passed away Thursday, that’s certainly true.
Baker is most famous, of course,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Howard Henry Baker Jr., a respected Washington insider who played a pivotal role in the Watergate hearings in 1973, has died. He was 88.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the death on the Senate floor.
The former Republican senator from...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON--The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt.
With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell easily withstood a challenge from his right flank Tuesday to secure renomination for a sixth term, the first step toward his ultimate goal of leading a new Republican majority in the Senate next year.
Shortly after polls...
| Mar 26, 2014
Two newcomers, Sens. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, and Ted Cruz, of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the party's contemporary patron saint,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans.
Shortly after the private White House session,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route.
The latest hold-up in the...
| May 17, 2014
The civil war in the Republican Party is so civil. At least on the Senate battlefield, the much-anticipated and contentious intraparty fights are not happening.
After the GOP primaries in North Carolina and Nebraska, the grassroots conservatives of the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:17 PM
PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Two thoughts became one cartoon. I wanted to use Godzilla as a metaphor and kept his image floating in my mind. I have a lot of things floating in my mind. Sometimes they collide and one sinks to the bottom, but today, two images joined and sailed to...