The chairmen of Obama's debt commission have outlined a plan designed to show that progress is possible in reducing the national debt – if Americans agree to make tough compromises.
As Obama presses for on a free-trade deal with Korea, where does the tea party stand? Polls say tea partyers do not favor trade pacts, but for many of their allies in Congress, it's a new issue.
Lawyers for Joe Miller, the tea party-backed US Senate candidate from Alaska, have sued to keep election officials from inferring the intent of voters who misspell write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski's name.
Rep. Darrell Issa, who is set to take over the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has made no secret of his love of hearings. He wants hundreds of them.
A new Monitor/TIPP poll finds strong support for some core tea party objectives, such as 'cutting the deficit by cutting spending.' But a majority viewed the tea party itself negatively.
Sarah Palin battles The Wall Street Journal over whether grocery prices are rising. A reporter there says no, but Palin's got ammo for her assertion of inflation at the cereal shelf.
Senate Republicans have blocked subpoena power for President Obama's oil spill commission. The commission's chief counsel will push for it again, arguing it's needed to learn the truth about the Deepwater Horizon rig.
President Obama has to worry both about the newly empowered Republicans and about the possibility of a primary challenger from his left. Sen. Russ Feingold is one name that has come up, although a spokesman has denied such plans currently.
Republican Tom Foley, who sought an investigation of chaotic voting in Bridgeport, Conn., now says there is no credible evidence of fraud and the result 'was a conclusive victory for Dan Malloy.'
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska is likely to hew to her more centrist roots, analyst say, if she becomes the official winner of the race. State officials start counting write-in ballots Wednesday.
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, literally gets a foot in the door for the press corps trying to cover President Obama's visit to India.
The midterm elections were the latest reminder that wealthy candidates who pour their millions into their own campaigns frequently don't win. Why is that?
In his new memoir "Decision Points," George W. Bush weighs in on the Iraq war, the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, John McCain's 2008 campaign, and other episodes in his presidency.
After his party's 'shellacking' in the midterm elections, President Obama is getting lots of advice about changes he needs to make – including changes in his character as well as his style.
To avoid gridlock, he will need to master a new political reality – and win a battle of public perception.
Nancy Pelosi, a favorite target of the GOP, has been criticized by Democratic moderates and progressives alike. Her move runs the risk of splitting her party. So why is she doing it?
The president certainly has been getting it from GOP leaders the past few days. But the real question regarding Obama, the Republicans say, is: 'Is he getting it?'