Mitch McConnell, in a tight reelection race, says if he becomes Senate majority leader, he wouldn't rule out shutting down the government in a showdown with President Obama.
Everybody needs downtime – even presidents. But President Obama is still taking grief for his 'working vacation' on Martha's Vineyard. And it all comes down to one specific activity.
Any hint of policy disagreement between potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and President Obama is grist for pundit comment – whether or not it amounts to what one calls 'a nothingburger.'
Lots of folks, liberals included, think the charges are thin at best and spurious at worst. Also, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not running from the publicity around the indictment so much as trying to spin it to his advantage.
Montana's Senate seat appears a sure pickup for Republicans this fall, especially after Sen. John Walsh (D) dropped out. But the new Democratic candidate, Amanda Curtis, promises a fun ride to the finish.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony charges. Fellow Republican governors (and 2016 presidential hopefuls) Scott Walker and Chris Christie are facing probes, too.
The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on abuse of power charges is at least a distraction from any presidential plans he may have. Democrats are chortling as Republicans scoff at what they see as a highly partisan maneuver.
A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past the USS Iowa battleship at the Port of Los Angeles. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 f...
Hillary Clinton has had strong words for President Obama's foreign policy lately, but it's almost required for former administration officials considering the presidency to mark policy differences with former bosses.
Mitt Romney and his top advisers are adamant: He won't run for president in 2016. But draft efforts by serious players – including the chairman of the Utah GOP – are picking up momentum.
In his unvetted, emotional goodbye to supporters, Richard Nixon expressed, in a phrase, the failing that led to his own downfall: 'Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.'
Forty years ago, a Republican delegation led by Barry Goldwater told Richard Nixon he had lost almost all his remaining support in Congress. The next day, he resigned.
Mike Huckabee, a potential Republican presidential candidate, plays both sides, saying he backs impeaching President Obama but that it's not politically feasible.
The inventive Stephen Colbert made the Hillary Clinton stop-by more than a boring recitation of difficult foreign policy choices. He began by 'criticizing' her new book as 600-plus pages of name-dropping.
Pro-immigration activists tried to embarrass a hardline tea party Republican eating lunch with Sen. Rand Paul Monday. Senator Paul fled the scene quickly. As a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, he's in a tough spot on immigration.
When it comes to public confidence in US institutions, Congress has had the bottom of the barrel to itself for years. But, curiously, Americans haven't said they wanted to get rid of their own member of Congress – until now.
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) faces an unusual challenger in Tuesday's GOP primary: a distant cousin of President Obama's. Here's how they're related.