Bruce Reed will be Vice President Biden's new chief of staff. He was a senior aide to President Clinton and a leader in centrist Democratic policy circles. Does this bode ill for liberals' agenda?
A call for 'thoughtful consideration' of repeal of Obama's health-care reform law may signal a more moderate tone to next week's debate than both sides in the House had anticipated.
The Republican National Committee votes Friday on the chairmanship. As this term of Michael Steele draws to a close, the Republican Party is $20 million in debt.
Gun control is a subject brought to everyone's attention by the Arizona shootings last weekend. But gun control is not a topic high on the agenda of many in Congress.
The Ground Zero flag was displayed at Christina Taylor Green's funeral, Thursday. Green was born on Sept. 11, 2001.
As Ted Williams, the 'man with the golden voice,' heads off to celebrity rehab in Los Angeles, his whirlwind rise and fall is a cautionary tale for corporations and media who fell in love with his story.
Calls for unity in response to the Arizona shooting are seen as an opportunity for the civility movement to tackle partisan rancor.
President Obama, at the Jan. 12 memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz, urged the nation to move beyond finger-pointing to healing, constructive conversation. How do you do that? Laura Chasin, founder of The Public Conversations Project, an organization that helps individuals, organizations, and communities converse constructively on issues of conflict, offers pointers for breaking the argument habit.
Some of President Obama's sharpest critics – from Glenn Beck to Pat Buchanan – spoke positively of his speech at the memorial service in Tucson Wednesday. But the collegial tone will be tested next week with a repeal of health-care reform on the docket.
The day the Illinois Legislature approved a 46 percent corporate tax hike, Wisconsin's governor released a statement to woo disgruntled businesses. But experts say Illinois' broader fiscal health – not its tax rate – will be the greatest concern for in-state firms.
Despite gun control efforts in Congress in the wake of the Arizona shooting, it's unlikely that America will see more gun control laws. In fact, the opposite may happen, at least in Arizona.
Sen. Mark Udall is proposing that Democrats and Republicans sit together at President Obama's State of the Union address as a practical first step toward more civil political discourse.
Christina Green was the nine-year-old girl who was one of six people shot and killed by alleged gunman Jared Loughner last Saturday in Tucson. Christina Green was outside a local grocery store that day to meet Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was also shot.
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
Gabrielle Giffords would want the work of her congressional office to continue, her staff says. But reminders of change are all around as people pay tribute to Gabrielle Giffords and the others shot Saturday.
At a memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, President Obama sought to move beyond finger-pointing to healing. He said of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed: 'I want to live up to her expectations.'
FBI agents arrest a California man who called Rep. Jim McDermott's Seattle office in December and left two threatening messages linked to the Democrat's stand on extending the Bush tax cuts.
Conrad Murray, doctor of the late Michael Jackson, will stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter this month, a judge ruled Tuesday. The case could offer insight on legal gray areas.
At Tucson memorial service Wednesday, Obama shoulders the duty of trying help a shaken nation heal. After the apparent targeting of a US congresswoman, what will he say? What should he say?
The celebrated rise of Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, hits a stumbling block, and he may be heading to rehab. His story illustrates the many hazards that can lead to homelessness.