The Republican benign-neglect approach to health care reform during the past decade was an unwitting contributor to the situation we find ourselves in today.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced this morning he'd raised over $4 million since yesterday morning and is riding the wave with a footage of Hillary Clinton attacking President Obama.
U.S. trade officials on Thursday told a Republican lawmaker at the center of a legal fight with the Obama administration he cannot sit in on trade talks next week in San Diego between the United States and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
It now falls to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to send the contempt citation to a grand jury, an unlikely outcome. Here's what might happen instead.
The Republican chairman of a House panel is accusing President Obama of either obscuring his involvement in the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program or improperly invoking executive privilege
The Republican campaign against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is gaining steam ahead of an expected vote in the House of Representatives on a contempt of Congress count in the coming week.
Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), the No. 3 PC maker, became the 20th company to withdraw from from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Washington, D.C.-based group that lobbies for conservative laws in state legislatures.
If he wants to avoid an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House of Representatives, the embattled attorney general must strike a deal with Republicans seeking more documents in an investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
A House committee voted 23-17 to recommend citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt, escalating a standoff with the Obama administration and raising the possibility of an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House.
Brown, a Democrat who was was barred from the floor of Michigan's House of Representatives after saying the word vagina during an impassioned abortion debate, is planning to perform the Vagina Monologues on the steps of the state's Capitol building in Lansing.
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Protestors were present on Wednesday, June 13, when JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon testified on Capitol Hill in Washington. The activists reportedly heckled Dimon as the head of the largest bank in the U.S arrived to take his seat at a Senate Banking Committee hearing.
Arizona Democrat Ron Barber was declared the winner in the nationally highlighted special election to fill Gabrielle Giffords' former seat in the House of Representatives, news reports said.
Americans don't think often about Guam, a strategically important U.S. territory in the Mariana Islands where the military rules the economy. But without the federal government and its money, the island will experience an economic crisis.
The modern Republican Party has become so hostile to compromise that it would reject past standard-bearers like Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said today.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate will renew next week their push for equal-pay legislation with the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill with an embattled history that would help close the wage gap between men and women that experts say costs each woman about $434,000 over the course of her career.
Democrats and Republicans are working to blame each other's policies for a lackluster May U.S. jobs report, cementing the critiques that will reverberate through the general election in November.
No doubt, the Obama staff prides itself on their cultural sensitivities, love for diversity, and all that.
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination' bill would have imposed criminal penalties on doctors accused of performing abortions solely due to the fetus's gender.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the No. 1 U.S. retailer, said it had quit the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a Washington, D.C.-based group that lobbies for conservative laws in state legislatures.
Only the Supreme Court can finally decide this unique case, wrote First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boudin.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President, would have been 95 on Tuesday. Born in Brookline, Mass., he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, after less than three years as president.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday showed near-unanimous support for a bill that helps fund the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a regulatory powerhouse with sweeping influence over the foods Americans eat and the medicines they take. The bill, which passed by a vote of 96 to 1, aims to speed approval of new drugs and devices and ensure food safety.
U.S. senators scandalized by Pakistan's jailing of a doctor for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden voted on Thursday to cut aid to Islamabad by $33 million - one million for each year in the doctor's sentence.
The Republicans in the recently formed Women's Policy Alliance don't actually support legislation intended to aid women.
The U.S. sale of advanced F-16s fighter jets to Taiwan is looking more likely than ever of being formalized into law, after being approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Speaker of the House John Boehner rebuffed questions about his ability to lead a notoriously fractious Republican caucus, saying an influx of freshmen had made his job more difficult.
During my many years of following American political thought, one overwhelming truth has emerged: There is nothing as powerful as an idea (be it intelligent or stupid) whose time has come.
Human Rights Watch Report Finds Immigrant Women Suffer Sexual Abuse To Avoid Job Losses, Deportation
Human Rights Watch released a new report that documents an epidemic of sexual harassment and sexual violence against female immigrant farmworkers by employers, supervisors, and others in the workplace.
Lawmakers rejected the Smith-Amash amendment, which would have barred the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of terror suspects apprehended on U.S. soil.