The presidential primary schedule is front-loaded with states that highlight Mitt Romney's weaknesses. The rest of the calendar looks more favorable, but he's got to make it that far.
Before Congress shuts out the lights and goes home for the holidays, one last bit of business is to extend the tax breaks or tax fixes that, though designated “temporary,” get renewed year after year. They are typically grist for some of the most important dealmaking in any session. Sixty-seven tax provisions are set to expire Dec. 31. At least half are typically extended retroactively.
Donald Trump won't moderate a Republican debate after all. The problem, he said, was that the GOP establishment is terrified that he himself might run for president as an independent.
In a USA Today op-ed Tuesday, Sarah Palin charged that Congress is guilty of insider trading. Sen. Joseph Lieberman told reporters at a Monitor breakfast he's seen no evidence.
US Commission for International Religious Freedom, created in 1998, will cease to exist Friday unless lawmakers renew funding. Its aim: make religious freedom a priority of US foreign policy.
If the new Ron Paul attack ad helps him make further inroads against Newt Gingrich in Iowa and New Hampshire, Paul could throw the GOP presidential race wide open, some experts say.
One out of every 45 children – some 1.6 million – is homeless, according to a report released Tuesday. That number surpasses the one set after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Joint patrols will end as the US exits Iraq by the close of December. There's trepidation on both sides, as US troops answer last-minute security questions from Iraqi soldiers.
Sixteen states allow medical marijuana for patients with prescriptions. But the Feds have lately cracked down on what they say are abuses by the burgeoning industry. Will 'pot wars' ensue?
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the first Jew on a major party’s national ticket, said Tuesday he disagrees with Newt Gingrich’s assertion that the Palestinians are 'an invented' people.
The former Penn State assistant football coach waived his right to a preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges Tuesday, meaning the case will go to trial.
If Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are still leading in January, expect a close, three-lap primary race. Gingrich will likely win the first lap. But Romney will likely rebound in the second.
Jerry Sandusky arrived today for a preliminary hearing on charges of sexually molesting 10 boys. A former Penn State coach, Sandusky maintains his innocence.
Tim Tebow has been showered with attention as the Broncos near their first playoff berth since 2005 but time and again it has been kicker Matt Prater who has sealed these recent wins.
Occupy Wall Street tried to shut down West Coast ports Monday to show that it had staying power even after its tent cities have been dispersed. It's a test of whether the movement survives.
Rick Perry's campaign ad 'Strong' – which goes after gays in the military, the 'war on Christmas,' and the ban on prayer in schools in one fell swoop – has 646,000 'dislikes' on YouTube.
Newt Gingrich wasted no time issuing a retort to Mitt Romney, who said on Monday that Newt Gingrich should pay back the $1.6 million he took in fees for advising Freddie Mac.
Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants faces a key test by the Supreme Court. States with similar tough laws on illegal immigrants include South Carolina, Alabama, Utah, Georgia and Indiana
President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met in Washington Monday to mark the approaching end of the Iraq war. But Iran is happy to see US troops go and will bear watching.
In politics, a gaffe is often described as a "truth told by accident." Mitt Romney has had relatively few of them during his time in politics, but lately, the former governor of Massachusetts has had a bunch. The most recent: a leaked video that shows Mr. Romney dismissing President Obama’s supporters as ‘victims,’ dependent on government. The video stoked criticism of how the candidate’s unforced errors are preempting debate on Mr. Obama’s record, especially on jobs and the economy. Here’s a list of the most memorable verbal missteps.