Paul Ryan's Other Election: Democratic Challenger Zerban Says Ryan's 'Personal Ambition' Trumps Interest In Wisconsin District
Ryan's challenger for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district is a progressive Democrat who isn't afraid to slam Ryan's so-called economic expertise.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic. The form of the disorder that he has, called bipolar II depression, is a treatable one that afflicts many Americans who are still able to live successful, fruitful lives despite suffering from the ailment.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have to watch his behind if elected president after it was revealed his vice presidential choice, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was voted biggest brown-noser in high school.
While the advertisement contains legitimate complaints about West's congressional record, the image of him punching women and senior citizens in the face distracts from its message.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III Monday endorsed a reproductive-health bill designed to reduce the country's high birthrate and introduce mandatory sex education in schools, despite strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has supported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's allegation that Mitt Romney avoided paying taxes for years, giving her imprimatur to a charge that Romney's campaign has dismissed as baseless slander.
Catholic Church officials, Republicans and other conservatives have blasted the inclusion of artificial birth control, which is against church doctrine, in the list of services that must be covered at no cost to the insured under President Obama's health care overhaul.
Unconventional times require unconventional measures, and with the U.S. economy growing at a truly tepid rate, perhaps it's time to try an innovative fiscal stimulus proposal recommended by an economist about three years ago.
These elected officials may be distancing themselves from their party leader, President Barack Obama, to boost their own reelection chances.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress reached a deal on Tuesday to fund federal government activities through next March and eliminate any threat of agency shutdowns that could upset voters ahead of the November 6 presidential and congressional elections.
Ron Paul's so-called "Audit the Fed" bill, aimed at making the U.S. Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a rare moment of bipartisanship on Wednesday.
While the Senate advanced the Democratic-sponsored bill, it is unlikely to have traction in the House of Representatives.
In its latest effort to scrutinize a wave of new voting laws, the Justice Department is asking Pennsylania for more information about a law requiring voters to present valid photo identification.
Redditor Karlo Dizon Goes For The 'Biggest Upset Victory' In Guam Delegate Race, Using New Technology To Reshape Island Politics
Karlo Dizon, a Guam Redditor for three years, is competing in a primary race against longtime Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo to be the party's candidate in the general election for Guams' nonvoting delegate seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Should Dizon win, it could be, as one person says, the biggest upset victory in the history of Guam politics.
As he prepares to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives, the progressive icon announced the creation of a new movement-based political action committee.
With last week's hubbub over Condoleezza Rice as possible veep, you may have missed how a House Republican group took legislative action to increase government subsidies to the one percent.
A compelling question concerning the nation's current political culture is: what has happened to the Republican Party? President Abraham Lincoln was the Republican Party's first president, elected in 1860. But do the values of today's Tea Party faction-dominated Republican Party match the values of Lincoln?
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out that Mitt Romney could be in big trouble if he is wrong about when he left Bain Capital.
Recent polls have public opinion at a virtual standoff but House Republicans might be better off focusing on other issues instead of the empty symbolism of another repeal.
As President Barack Obama pivots to make income inequality a focus of his campaign, income and wealth disparities are widening to alarming proportions.
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, on a near party-line vote of 244-185, passed a bill on Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system.
The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Agriculture is scheduled Wednesday to start the final stage of producing its version of the farm bill, which will likely be delayed. An examination of both the House and Senate versions offer a glimpse into the priorities of U.S. agro policy through 2017.
Five more companies, including Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), the No. 1 computer maker, have left the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since the Feb. 26 killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla.
Americans for the Arts, Actors' Equity Association and the New York Innovate Theatre Foundation (NYIT) are just three of the groups that have been urging artists and arts enthusiasts around the country to write their local representatives and voice their opposition to cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
Many small businesses have been paying nearly twice the amount for half the health care benefits that they are entitled to provide their employees. However, under the new health care mandate, health insurance will be more affordable for small companies.
Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of controversial billionaire trader Marc Rich, has renounced her United States citizenship thereby saving her millions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
Back in 1987, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., became the first member of Congress to openly identify as gay. On Saturday, Frank made history again: He married partner Jim Ready and became the first congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.
John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, told voters this week that in the November presidential election they will casting their ballots not for or against Republican Mitt Romney, but for or against Democrat Barack Obama.
The Indian government has taken a major step toward its ambitious vision of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by initiating a $5.4-billion plan that would allow the government sector doctors to prescribe generic drugs to the patients free of cost.
If talk radio had existed in 1776, the Declaration would have been the script.