It was the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) of Hawaii, The New York Times reports. His comment could be written off as just a grandpa being inappropriate. But there's more to the story.
Control of the Senate is the big prize in the November midterms. Increasingly, the Republicans’ prospects are looking good.If Republicans do capture the Senate, isn’t that great for them? In many ways, yes. They’d get to set the Senate agenda, for starters. But winning also brings risks. Here are some:
A Republican takeover of the Senate would get President Obama to come to the table on key issues, says Sen. Rob Portman (R) of Ohio. On Thursday he laid out four areas with potential.
As more parents buy smartphones and gadgets for connected teens, one mom finds the original ‘contract’ she made with her kids when she caved and bought them ordinary cellphones almost a decade ago.
In 1998, Charlie Crist called on President Clinton to resign. Now a Democrat, Crist needs his help to regain the Florida governorship. Clinton has plenty of reasons to oblige in Miami Friday night.
It's Washington, so sometimes your barista daughter just might wait on the president's daughter. But it's still a hoot, and Malia Obama seemed, well, normal.
An ad by long-shot Senate candidate Allen Weh of New Mexico shows the knife-wielding killer of American journalist James Foley. Democrats are crying foul, but the ad may be smart politics.
Since 1998, the more voters disapprove of Congress, the greater the turnout in midterms, Gallup finds. So with Congress's job approval in the dumps, this could be a banner year. But which party benefits?