| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way ...
The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans -- and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey.
Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, beware.
Recent polling shows Hillary Clinton would defeat any of the potential Republican presidential candidates, including former Gov. Bush and U.S. Sen. Rubio.
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Step forward, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)! You've won the prize for cynical attacks on Obamacare. In fact, keep the trophy -- you've retired it!
We're talking, of course, about your proposal to repeal the provisions of the Affordable Care Act providing...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The bullet, of course, is the disastrous rollout of the government's sign-up website for federal health insurance exchanges, which has prevented countless Americans from signing up for health coverage. The dodge was graciously provided by the House...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Tuesday's tepid brew of jobs data, delayed more than two weeks by the government shutdown, wasn't worth waiting for. It shows an increase in total nonfarm employment by 148,000 in September over August, which is consistent with economic growth crawling...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:15 PM
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is visiting South Florida to help the Republican Party raise money — and at the same time audition for donors and activists who could prove valuable if he runs for president.
Cruz, who's become a favorite of the tea...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:11 AM
WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows.
For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Why are the conservative members of the Party of Lincoln so upset about President Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service? Got time for a little history lesson?
It has long been the favorite tool of conservative...