The California GOP had a historically bad election in 2010, partly because it has trouble connecting with immigrants and minorities. An e-mail from a local Republican official touting the 'birther' conspiracy and showing Obama as a chimp won't help.
Jan Brewer, Arizona governor, surprised conservatives by vetoing a bill to allow guns onto college campuses and a 'birther bill' to require certain proofs of US citizenship for presidential candidates.
US credit rating is still AAA, but Standard & Poor’s added a cautionary note because of the nation’s ‘rising government indebtedness.’ Here's a look at some of the budget plans in Congress.
President Obama and Vice President Biden release their returns on Tax Day. Sarah Palin last released hers as a VP candidate in 2008, and The Donald's finances are carefully guarded.
Looming debt-ceiling talks may be a bigger hurdle for the three negotiators than the hard-fought deal on the 2011 budget. As for a deficit-cutting plan? Obama and Boehner are starting far apart.
The modern tradition of presidents, vice presidents, and other politicians releasing their tax returns dates back to a non-Watergate Nixon scandal: tax evasion.
Obama's job-approval rating is as low as it's ever been, and one poll shows just 38 percent want him reelected. But he's a champion campaigner, and he's kicking off a series of town hall meetings this week.
After being hunted to near-extinction, wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains have recovered due to federal management under the Endangered Species Act. But wolves will be "delisted" under a rider to the recent budget bill, and environmentalists are howling.
For months, President Obama heard grumbling from his left. Now he seems to have taken off the gloves – rhetorically, at least – going after Republicans and laying out a more progressive vision.
The House passed its federal budget bill Friday on a near party-line vote, but both the Senate and the president are working hard to forge a bipartisan alternative.
No, the House will not be repeating Thursday's vote on the budget for fiscal year 2011. Nor is it passing a budget for fiscal year 2012. Friday's vote is more – and less – than that.
If Gov. Nathan Deal signs an immigration bill passed Thursday by the legislature, expect court challenges. But also expect it to give momentum to similar bills being debated in Alabama, Florida, and several other states.
The spending deal that averted a government shutdown passed the House and Senate Thursday. But a recent report suggests it cuts only $352 million this year, not $39 billion.
President Obama's campaign-style rhetoric reached for the Democratic base, and may be an acknowledgement that a deficit-reduction deal is unlikely before the 2012 election.
Georgia could become the next legal and political flashpoint over illegal immigration if it adopts an Arizona-style immigration law. But supporters of the dominant Republican Party are divided.
Though their plans differ dramatically, President Obama and the GOP agree that the deficit needs to be reduced by about $4 trillion over the next 10 to 12 years, in order to reassure credit markets and get the debt under control.
How would a President Trump deal with the national debt? He hasn't been asked that too often, but here are some indications. Hint: He blasted Obama's latest speech on the subject.
The GOP plan drawn up by Rep. Paul Ryan would in essence turn Medicare into a voucher program. On Wednesday, Obama outlined his vision, which takes part of the health-care reform law a step further.
Like Medicare and Social Security, cutting defense spending has been something of a 'do not enter' zone for many lawmakers. But that may be changing.
The battle over the national debt and fiscal responsibility has been joined. President Obama laid out his own idea of a path to prosperity Wednesday, countering a rival plan set forth last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R), the chairman of the House Budget Committee. The plans share important similarities: big spending cuts, a form of automatic trigger if Congress fails to act, and reforms to entitlements like Medicare. But the contrasts are clear and significant. Here are five prominent differences between President Obama's and Congressman Ryan's plans on deficits and debt: