Why did Rep. Nancy Pelosi not face a stronger challenge for House minority leader after her party did so poorly in the midterm elections? Because she has a thankless job.
What do politicians mean when they say 'elections have consequences'? Often, they're saying that their party just won an election and they want their way – but the pronouncement can come back to bite.
Did the Office of Legal Counsel tell the president Wednesday he couldn’t do what he did on Thursday? That question hangs over Obama's executive action.
Republicans say President Obama's executive action on immigration violates the Constitution. This Q&A explores the legal and political questions raised by the move.
ABC, CBS, and NBC viewers will miss an important presidential address on immigration reform on Thursday night. Why won't the networks televise Obama's speech?
The former Secretary of the Navy and Virginia senator launched a new campaign website Wednesday. Can Jim Webb give Hillary Rodham Clinton a run for her money?
After two high-profile fence-jumping incidents, Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy is considering installing a higher fence to tighten White House security.
For newcomers to Congress, this biennial event is of great consequence. Their Hill office will be their home away from home for the next two years.
President Obama on Friday is expected to announce details of his long-awaited executive moves on immigration. Nevada is the home state of soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid, who faces a very tough reelection fight in 2016.
A new poll suggests that a plurality of Americans want President Obama to wait at least until next year before taking unilateral executive action on immigration.
House Republicans don't want committee chairs bothered by the pursuit of higher office. But Paul Ryan wants to be chairman of perhaps the most important House committee – and perhaps run for president.
House Democrats reelected Nancy Pelosi as minority leader on Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean everybody was happy.