Time to change the subject from the ground zero mosque controversy to something else, like jobs and the economy, say Democratic strategists. But the issue continues to draw comments from Democratic candidates.
Gen. David Petraeus is likely to win Senate confirmation as the top US commander in Afghanistan. But the hearing could reopen a debate on strategy, especially the 2011 planned troop drawdown.
More than 1,200 delegates wrapped up the three-day meeting, hearing speech after speech castigating big government and Democrats.
Congress faces a formidable agenda this summer, but nothing is as wrenching as upcoming votes to fund new spending on the Afghanistan war.
Gregory Lee Giusti, who is accused of making threats over the phone to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is the third person arrested in recent days on charges of threatening members of Congress.
Charles Alan Wilson of Selah, Wash., allegedly made phone calls threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray because she supported the new healthcare reform law. He was arrested Tuesday.
Healthcare reform legislation often means cutting 'deals,' but public anger over earmarks may further gridlock healthcare reform.
Scott Brown’s Senate victory in Massachusetts has shifted the political landscape. Endangered Democrats are likely to play it safe, and some might retire.
But there's more heavy political lifting ahead. Liberals in the House are set to fight for a public option.
The defense secretary, in allowing the service to procure its own plane, signals trust that his reforms are taking hold.