Some tea party nominees could be weak general election candidates. Others could change the Senate. Here are six key primaries to watch.
The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on how to fix Highway Trust Fund on Thursday. In Flint, Michigan, the city wants to cut its retirees' health benefits to avoid bankruptcy.
A new study suggests that Americans in both red or blue areas mostly agree about what government should do – even on issues like immigration and Social Security. 'Gridlock in Congress is not driven by the people,' one expert says.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has created an updated online budget simulator. The public plays the online game with the objective to stabilize the debt at 60 percent of Gross Domestic Product by 2024.
Last year's American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) restored pre-Bush taxes for high-income households, while the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) created two new taxes aimed at high-income individuals.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, said at a Monitor Breakfast that Democrats can 'change that calculus' forecasting losses in midterm elections.