| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Only hours after having brushed off the snow from the worst storm in decades, Republican congressmen and senators reconvened in Washington and were soon busy trying to determine
if they were ready to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
If you had to hire an outside company to run the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's enrollment website, which would you rather have: a goody-two-shoes outfit that doesn't know what it's doing or a competent, well-known consulting firm that makes...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security moved a step closer to confirmation Wednesday, advancing to the full Senate after a swift committee vote.
At a time when many top presidential appointments have been...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Going almost country by country, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio this morning criticized nearly every major foreign policy decision made by President Barack Obama since 2009 and -- in a nod to his own White House ambitions -- called for more robust U....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters seem to want a blast from the past when it comes to the White House.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday suggests voters here prefer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee for president in 2016, and...
| Dec 1, 2013
Don't look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already underway in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is — governors.
First came Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, who won reelection...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:04 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky's Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. "How," Bevin demanded, "can we begin to remedy what ails us as a nation …...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:37 PM
In the aftermath of the U.S. government shutdown and a close call with default, there is a political consensus among Democrats, many Republicans, establishment conservatives, business leaders and the inside-the-Beltway commentariat: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Perhaps Rick Santorum is demonstrating persistence beyond the call of plausibility, but he says compelling political logic and high duty converge. Although he has not made a decision about 2016, he candidly says he is doing "everything consistent with...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee expects to hold a confirmation hearing in November on Janet L. Yellen's nomination to be the next head of the Federal Reserve as supporters try to get her formally in place before current Fed chief Ben S....