By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 04:29 PM
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate's top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP's already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell's own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party's...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/04/13 09:54 AM
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is making all the right moves for someone looking to make another Senate run. This time, however, the seat Brown might seek is in neighboring New Hampshire. Brown, who lost a re-election bid in Massachusetts in 2012, has over the past few weeks become...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:16 AM
Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Obama's popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 10:08 AM
Just a week away from its Dec. 13 deadline, lawmakers will have little time in their post-Thanksgiving legislative session to negotiate the kind of major budget deal they'd need to end the federal government's crisis-driven management style.
By Rebecca Berg | 12/02/13 02:17 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a pro-business group, is coming to the aid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with an ad released Monday that calls the embattled Republican a protector of the coal industry and "a fighter who never lets Kentucky down."
By Paul Bedard | 12/02/13 01:12 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a fight to retain his Kentucky Senate seat, is getting a boost from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the form of a new ad playing up the Republican's efforts to save the state's coal industry that's under fire from President Obama's environmental...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 10:53 AM
HOUSTON -- Sick of losing on Election Day, they huddled candidates on their 2014 statewide ticket in a hotel ballroom and bristled at being outspent and outnumbered by political rivals in Texas who they talked up as sophisticated and savvy. But this was no meeting of hapless Texas Democrats....
By Mark Tapscott | 12/02/13 09:03 AM
Two-term presidents entering the sixth year of their tenure in the Oval Office typically find their ability to influence the course of events increasingly compromised by their "lame-duck status." President Obama is approaching such a milestone in his presidency, and he is perhaps even more...
By Hugh Hewitt | 12/01/13 06:50 PM
"What we could do, what we could be, if the federal government would go back to its limited role." That should be the mantra for GOP candidates for the House and the Senate, incumbents and challengers, in 2014. A year from now, if the center-right sticks to this mantra, to this summary of...
By Associated Press | 11/30/13 11:22 AM
Some Texas Republicans are sounding alarms about the brains behind President Obama's re-election now trying to turn their state blue.
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