By Rebecca Berg | 02/26/14 07:16 PM
When Republican Rep. Cory Gardner announced in May that he would not challenge Sen. Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat running for re-election this year, it appeared as though Udall had dodged an electoral bullet. But Gardner has changed his mind. Reversing his earlier decision, Gardner,...
By Sean Lengell | 02/26/14 06:33 PM
House Democrats on Wednesday ramped up efforts to pressure Republicans to support an increase in the national minimum wage, demanding House Speaker John Boehner immediately hold a vote on legislation to increase the hourly rate to $10.10. With no Republicans on board and Boehner, R-Ohio,...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 05:27 PM
Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., a lawmaker who lost his health insurance because of Obamacare, will challenge Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in this year's election. “Last month, my wife, Jaime, and I received notice that our health care plan would be discontinued Dec. 31,” Gardner wrote in a...
By David M. Drucker | 02/26/14 12:36 PM
Portman said a reasonable deal remains on the table that would attract the GOP votes needed to pass legislation in the Senate, but Reid would rather try to damage the Republicans politically by painting them as against unemployment insurance.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/26/14 12:29 PM
The House has postponed until at least next week a vote on a flood insurance bill that would have halted rate hike increases for many homeowners in flood hazard zones.
By Rebecca Berg | 02/26/14 11:06 AM
If there was any doubt about former President Bill Clinton's pull as a surrogate on the campaign trail, just follow the money.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:57 AM
Credit Suisse Group helped American customers hide as much as $10 billion in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the amount previously known, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
02/25/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans easily cleared an early Senate hurdle on Tuesday. But the election-year measure still faces an uncertain fate as Republicans battle to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it. By a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/25/14 04:47 PM
The Senate will delay action on legislation to raise the minimum wage even as House Democrats plan to spotlight their support for a wage increase by trying to force the House Republican majority to bring a measure to a floor vote.
By Rebecca Berg | 02/25/14 03:35 PM
When former President Bill Clinton traveled to Kentucky Tuesday to vouch for Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, he wasn't shy about admitting that his appearance was, in part, a favor for an old friend.
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 02:05 PM
The Senate probably will delay until late March a vote on a proposal to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, said bill sponsor Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. The delay until senators return March 24 from a week-long break provides more time for labor unions to organize support...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:39 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Democrat Mary Landrieu's quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and Republicans to win in this increasingly conservative state. The daughter and sister of New Orleans mayors, that's been Landrieu's re-election...
By Paul Bedard | 02/23/14 03:21 PM
Christian ministers pushing for immigration reform, even suggesting that the Bible requires illegals to receive work permits, are out of touch with their flock of hundreds of millions, according to an extraordinary new poll that revealed the sharp division among evangelicals worshipers and their...
By Zack Colman | 02/21/14 02:37 PM
A pair of senators are expected to introduce a revised energy-efficiency bill next week after contentious amendments derailed an earlier version when it reached the floor in the fall, Senate aides told the Washington Examiner. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have been...
By Mona Charen | 02/20/14 03:29 PM
Ted Cruz may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican Party in many years. So it's particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at President Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans.
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