| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- In the slow waltz on Capitol Hill over extending or dropping the Bush tax cuts due to expire at year's end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid one-upped the House Republicans this week. He slipped through the Senate the Democratic plan to...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:12 AM
A new piece of the controversial Affordable Care Act goes into effect today and it focuses on women's health. The newest provision offers certain services free of charge for the patient, including free forms of birth control.
Much of the focus of this...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video today showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a January stroke but gave no timetable for his return to full congressional duties.
| Aug 6, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video Sunday showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a stroke in January. But the Illinois Republican gave no timetable for his return to full...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Mitt Romney on Saturday announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate for the White House-- a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents.
Ryan is a rising Republican star and the party's leader on fiscal...
| Aug 11, 2012
Mitt Romney on Saturday officially announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryanof Wisconsin -- considered a rising Republican star and the party's leader on fiscal and budgetary issues -- as his running mate in the presidential race.
Ryan, appearing at the beginning of...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:17 PM
(CNN) -- Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, and he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
After Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win in...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- If this week's Conservative Political Action Conference were a papal conclave, black smoke would be billowing from the chimney at the Gaylord Convention Center.
The cardinals of the conservative movement, assembling for their annual...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Shame on Harry Reid for killing any prospect of an assault weapons ban. I understand why he did it, but that doesn't make it right.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke with fiery eloquence about the cost of gun...
| Dec 10, 2012
WASHINGTON — Let's understand President Barack Obama's strategy in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It's Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:02 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd says she won't run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
Judd made the announcement in a Twitter message late Wednesday afternoon.
Judd had hinted last week that she was...