| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all.
At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:08 PM
President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity.
"I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Shock waves are understandably reverberating throughout the political world with the news that a tea party Republican running a campaign on a shoestring has slain a well-funded political Goliath, GOP House Leader Eric Cantor.
I find it ironic that a...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:54 PM
In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader for backing aspects of immigration reform....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:06 PM
In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader on immigration reform. It was the first...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
House Republicans were in disarray Wednesday after the shocking defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party novice brought the party's divisions back to the spotlight and further complicated an already difficult path for legislation.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:09 PM
From all the hand-wringing over soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing defeat in a GOP primary Tuesday in Virginia, you might think he had been a conciliatory figure determined to keep the federal government on track even when...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:43 PM
There’s no way around it. The Clintons, as everybody and her mother has pointed out, have baggage. Lots of it. More than any other American political family at this point. And their baggage is relevant at this point for one reason alone: Hillary may...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader.
Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:31 PM
About now, Barack Obama may be wondering why he thought it would be such fun to serve a second term rather than go lounge on a beach in Hawaii. Life in the White House has become a daily ordeal of pain and frustration. Nothing is going well.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Friday upgraded its outlook for the U.S. AAA credit rating, removing the nation from a downgrade watch after politicians put off another debt limit battle until next year.
The company, one of three major credit rating...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Six months out from the November midterm election, Republicans have a strong advantage which, if it holds up, would likely translate into significant gains in Congress, a new nationwide survey indicates.
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that...