By Eric Turner | 11/29/13 08:13 AM
McDonnell, 59, leaves office in January under the cloud of a federal investigation that has overshadowed his accomplishments, risks tarnishing his legacy and perhaps has crippled beyond repair a once-promising political future.
By Elliot Smilowitz | 11/29/13 07:55 AM
Politicians like Steve Daines, Mike Rounds and Shelley Moore Capito aren't household names to most Republicans. But they could be the keys to the GOP reclaiming the Senate in 2014.
By Steve Doty | 11/27/13 11:58 AM
A recount in the race for Virginia attorney general will take place within the next three weeks, attorneys for state Sen. Mark Obenshain said Wednesday. On a conference call with reporters, Obenshain's legal team of Ashley L. Taylor Jr. and Stephen C. Piepgrass said the recount is expected to...
By Associated Press | 11/27/13 08:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders for an urgent meeting last month, at the height of a fiscal crisis, Joe Biden wasn't initially mentioned as a participant. The vice president's staff quickly followed up with reporters, in case any had been wondering:...
By Steve Doty | 11/26/13 05:03 PM
Republican candidate for Virginia attorney general Mark Obenshain announced Tuesday afternoon his campaign will officially file for a recount in the contest on Wednesday. Obenshain's announcement comes just one day after the Virginia Board of Elections certified the Nov. 5 election results for...
By Rebecca Berg | 11/26/13 04:51 PM
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis will look to pad his fiscal advantage over his Republican primary opponents in the race against Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., at a Washington fundraiser next month. Tillis, the candidate favored by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to take on...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/26/13 03:54 PM
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to limit political campaigning by political nonprofits that are classified as tax-exempt social welfare organizations. The Treasury announced that it would propose new rules to specify which campaign-like activities groups organized under 501(c)4 of the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/26/13 03:45 PM
The disastrous rollout of President Obama's health care law rollout has damaged the 2014 re-election prospects of Democratic lawmakers, a series of polls shows. A survey released Tuesday by CNN/Opinion Research is the seventh poll in just over two weeks to show Democrats having lost the edge...
By Zack Colman | 11/26/13 12:09 PM
Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would do "anything I can" to help lawmakers committed to climate change-friendly policies get elected in 2014.
By Steve Doty | 11/26/13 11:41 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's approval ratings have gone from bad to worse and are sinking even lower among members of his own party, a new Public Policy Polling poll shows. In the poll released Tuesday, the Republican governor clings to a 24 percent approval rating while 65 percent of the...
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