08/21/14 05:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to run for...
08/21/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach....
By David M. Drucker | 08/20/14 05:23 PM
Presidential jockeying in Iowa has started early, with GOP hopefuls using Ernst's upstart Senate bid to lay a political foundation for the 2016 caucuses.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/20/14 08:02 PM
West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.
By Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Fitzgibbons | 08/20/14 02:37 PM
Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 01:44 PM
After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/20/14 01:27 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to address the national crisis of black youth unemployment.Â
By Sean Lengell | 08/19/14 04:49 PM
When asked Tuesday if would welcome the president's campaign help, Crist responded, "I hope so," the Tampa Bay Times reported.
By Sean Lengell | 08/19/14 12:41 PM
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri also advised President Obama to stay away from Ferguson, saying his presence could make a bad situation worse.
By David M. Drucker | 08/19/14 12:30 PM
The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.
By Sean Lengell | 08/18/14 10:30 PM
Vermont's Sen. James Jeffords, who died Monday, hardly was the first high-profile political figure to forsake his party.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 04:29 PM
A bipartisan group of Congress' most vocal lawmakers on matters of financial regulation is challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen over the central bank's commitment to avoiding future bailouts.
08/18/14 01:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. That's been in short supply as lawmakers have tried to tackle a surge of Central American youths entering the U.S. from Mexico and find a...
By Sean Lengell | 08/18/14 12:53 PM
The longest-serving Republican in the House introduced Anne Garland Walton, a flight nurse from Fairbanks, as his fiancee during a "Candidate Sunday" event at an Anchorage mega-church Sunday, the Associated Press reported.
By Steve Doty | 08/18/14 11:38 AM
After a 14-year Congressional run Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. will officially step down from Congress Monday.
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