US Government Shutdown Will Hurt Republicans In 2014, Poll Shows
October 16 2013 1:35 PM EDT
The government shutdown is finally coming to an end, but the political fallout is just getting started.
Report: Sensing Global Financial Shockwave, Boehner Sides With Senate Deal
October 16 2013 11:09 AM EDT
The speaker will allow a deal to pass the House Wednesday with Democratic votes - one that will raise the debt limit and end the shutdown.
New Poll Reveals Tea Party’s Alternate Reality
October 15 2013 3:08 PM EDT
A majority of tea party Republicans do not believe the debt ceiling needs to be raised, ever.
Republicans Try To Attack Vulnerable Dems On US Shutdown
October 14 2013 3:24 PM EDT
Polls show the Republican Party taking the blame for the shutdown, but the GOP is trying to deflect it on to vulnerable Democrats.
Values Voter Summit Yields Little Clear Guidance For GOP
October 11 2013 5:05 PM EDT
When it comes to the U.S. government shutdown, social conservatives at the Values Voter Summit in D.C. on Friday were all over the map.
Ted Cruz Gets Heckled, A Lot, At Conservative Conference
October 11 2013 10:28 AM EDT
The Texas senator was interrupted no less than five times during his speech Friday at the Values Voter Summit.
Conservatives Give Standing Ovation To Obamacare Fight
October 11 2013 10:13 AM EDT
The crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday really loves the anti-Obamacare fight that led to the government shutdown.
Republican Party Approval Rating Falls To Record Low: Poll
October 10 2013 7:37 PM EDT
The Republican Party is primarily taking the blame for the shutdown - hitting its lowest approval rating in more than 20 years.
US Default Deniers' Plan - Based On An Illegal Premise
October 10 2013 10:11 AM EDT
Some Republicans argue the government won't default if the debt limit isn't raised, but their strategy requires illegal activity.
Wyden Warns Of Sneaky Opposition To NSA Reform
October 09 2013 1:28 PM EDT
Sen. Ron Wyden fears officials will try to codify the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance programs.
Republicans Already Won Round One. They Just Won’t Admit it.
October 08 2013 11:53 AM EDT
Republicans demanding that Democrats cave on funding the health care law ignore the fact that Democrats already compromised on spending.
Shutdown Splits GOP As Disapproval Of Party Hits 70%
October 07 2013 4:55 PM EDT
Disapproval of Republicans in Congress grows while support of Obama ticks up, a new poll finds.
US Supreme Court Could Cripple Unions In Major Labor Cases
October 07 2013 12:24 PM EDT
As the Supreme Court's fall term kicks off, unions could face serious setbacks to their ability to organize and collect dues.
Attack Ad Compares John Boehner To Wailing Baby
October 04 2013 1:24 PM EDT
A Democratic group is using the shutdown fight to attack vulnerable Republicans ahead of the 2014 elections.
Republican Party And Women - The Trend Is Not Its Friend: Poll
October 03 2013 6:04 PM EDT
Rather than making up ground with women voters after the 2012 election, a new poll shows the GOP is headed in the opposite direction.
Meet Ro Khanna, Silicon Valley's Favorite Congressional Candidate
October 03 2013 3:38 PM EDT
Amid a government shutdown, a primary challenger says his economic message can break through the gridlock -- and he has powerful backers.
236 Industry Groups Beg US Congress To Fund Government
September 27 2013 2:54 PM EDT
The Chamber of Commerce wrote all the members of Congress, urging them to pass a budget and raise the debt limit before they hurt the economy.
A Brief History Of How US Debt Got So High, And Why We Care
September 27 2013 9:16 AM EDT
The national debt may be a big political issue today, but it has rarely played a significant role in American life.
In Political Giving, Men Are Way Ahead
September 26 2013 3:20 PM EDT
Not only do men donate more in elections, but they also donate in larger amounts, a new study finds.
Lessons From The 1979 US Default: It's Very, Very Expensive
September 25 2013 11:53 AM EDT
The United States defaulted on its debt for a few weeks in 1979, and it cost the government billions of dollars.