With the White House preparing for negotiations Sunday over a deal on raising the debt ceiling, House Democrats say they will not support cuts in Social Security or Medicare benefits.
The House approved a measure to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to the middle class – those with income less than $250,000. The final tax-cut plan, though, will be fashioned in the Senate.
A new Gallup survey shows a record share of registered voters -- especially Republicans -- say they're more enthusiastic than usual about voting. A really high turnout at election polls may mean Democrats marshaled their forces at the end.
Lawmakers head home to face voters in the midterm elections, putting off big decisions – such as on extending the Bush tax cuts.
House Democrats are trying to defend their record from GOP attacks. Here’s a closer look at a Virginia race, featuring freshman Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) and GOP challenger Keith Fimian, which could figure big in the November election.
To pass a healthcare reform bill, addressing abortion is necessary in order to get the support of conservative Democrats. Lobbyists for Catholic bishops were part of the negotiation.