Democrats are pushing for an amendment that would allow Congress to rein in campaign spending. It has no chance of passing, highlighting how hard it is to change the US Constitution.
While Sen. Marco Rubio leads immigration reform efforts, Rep. Paul Ryan has been the face of the GOP's less-popular fiscal battles. Lately, associates have hinted he may run for president after all.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a favorite of the tea party, is key to the ultimate success of new immigration reform legislation. His presidential prospects could rise or fall with the bill.
With a series of fiscal deadlines approaching, some Republicans in Congress say they're ready to shut down the government to get real spending cuts, a reprise of the famous shutdowns of 1995.
Is Herman Cain another Michele Bachmann: Will he see a burst of popularity, only to fade?
Justis Thomas' wife, Virginia Thomas, phoned Anita Hill on Oct. 9, to ask for an apology for accusations Hill made in 1991 that Justis Thomas sexually harassed her. Virginia Thomas is known as the most politically active Supreme Court spouse.
Anita Hill accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991. Virginia Thomas, the justice's wife, has now asked Anita Hill to apologize. She's also in the spotlight for her political activism.
Two Asian directors – Wong Kar Wai and Hou Hsiao-hsien – step out of their native countries (and languages) to create the melancholic films 'My Blueberry Nights' and 'The Flight of the Red Balloon.'