By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finalizing. Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million people are...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/02/13 12:02 PM
The poll showed Chris Christie winning 43 percent of the vote in a general election match-up with Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state would garner 38 percent support. Another 19 percent of those surveyed were undecided.
By Michael Barone | 11/22/13 07:59 PM
Are Republican politicians trying to frame a policy agenda stuck in a Reagan rut? A good case can be made that they are — or have been. Tax cuts have been a staple of Republican platforms since Jack Kemp persuaded Ronald Reagan to back a 30 percent tax rate cut in the 1980 campaign....
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/20/13 12:37 PM
Two potential Republican presidential candidates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan, both are running ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Colorado, a poll released Wednesday showed. The Quinnipiac University poll shows Christie with...
11/18/13 09:31 AM
During the nasty campaign for Virginia governor last month, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tried to poke a hole in Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe’s pledge to tap the full federal funding promised to states for expanding their Medicaid programs. “The notion that the...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/17/13 01:38 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the door wide open to a 2016 presidential run while warning the party not to choose a Washington lawmaker to be the nominee, considering Congress' record low approval ratings. While he offered praise for several GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill; including Rep....
By Associated Press | 11/16/13 11:16 AM
Three years from the 2016 election, several governors are trying to grab more of the national spotlight, while Congress earns all-time low approval ratings.
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 11/15/13 09:42 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats' new mantra in budget talks is to close tax loopholes for certain businesses, investors and professionals as a way to raise more revenue to help ease autopilot spending cuts that soon are to become more painful. On their list: Deductions for corporations that pay...
By Paul Bedard | 11/13/13 03:11 PM
It's finally happened: Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bests former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a respected 2016 presidential poll, the first to show him beating the Clinton dynasty for the White House.
By Rep. Paul Ryan | 11/04/13 05:58 PM
When the federal government reopened, President Obama and his party claimed a great victory. But every day since has validated Republicans’ unanimous opposition to Obamacare. Its rollout disaster goes way beyond a dysfunctional website. The fact that millions are now losing their health care...
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