Senate Republicans halt a bill that would take away multibillion-dollar tax breaks for oil companies. Wednesday, Democrats are expected stop a bill that would force Obama's hand on Gulf drilling permits. 'It’s summertime symbolic politics' in Washington.
US military operations from Afghanistan to Japan will continue even if there is a government shutdown, Pentagon officials say. What they don't know is whether troops will get paychecks.
Republicans haven't abandoned extreme positions on immigration. They've just transferred controversial proposals to the state level.
Sen. Jon Kyl (R) of Arizona announces his retirement, opening the door to candidates for his Senate seat as well as his position as the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.
So far, 10 senators have announced that they will retire at the end of of their terms rather than seek reelection. With the 2012 campaigns not far off, the departures of these seven Democrats (well, one is an Independent, technically) and three Republicans are shaking things up. Here's how.
Democrat Kent Conrad, a four-term incumbent from North Dakota, says he will not seek reelection in 2012, giving Republicans their first big chance to pick up a Senate seat in the next election.
With a successful mission, SpaceX takes a major step toward proving the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule can pick up where the retiring space shuttles leave off.
Sarah Palin has endorsed conservative candidates in dozens of Republican primaries this year. But her chosen office-seekers have been mostly unsuccessful. Has Sarah Palin lost touch with the Republican primary voters who make up her base?
Pressure is building for President Obama to lift a 1920 protectionist law so that high-tech foreign oil skimmers can help with the Gulf oil spill. Why are 1,500 available US oil skimmers not on the scene?
A dozen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting against a stimulus package that would add about $80 billion to the deficit. President Obama says it will save state and local jobs.