At a Republican dinner in Iowa Sunday night, recently announced candidate Rick Perry appeared to outshine the straw poll winner, Michele Bachmann. His campaign team is receiving accolades too.
08/15/2011 02:09 pm
Bin Laden movie meeting causes stir: Washington helping Hollywood produce realistic movies isn't new. But talking to filmmakers about the Osama bin Laden raid discomfits some Americans, including Rep. Peter King (R) of New York.
08/11/2011 06:06 pm
Shrugging off unfavorable polls and harsh criticism from Biden and other Democrats, the tea party faithful take stock of their influence on Capitol Hill's debt deal and look ahead to the next battle.
08/02/2011 06:24 pm
David Wu (D) of Oregon will resign after the resolution of the debt ceiling debate, he announced Tuesday. A young woman alleges Representative Wu had an unwanted sexual encounter with her last Thanksgiving.
07/26/2011 05:30 pm
Charles “Buddy” Roemer is trying to stage a comeback. After nearly two decades out of office, the four-term congressman and one-time Louisiana governor declared his candidacy for president on Thursday in New Hampshire. An old-fashioned, charismatic Southern pol, the thrice-married, twice-divorced candidate may be hamstrung by his negligible name recognition, constituency, and funds.
07/21/2011 02:35 pm
The Sarah Palin documentary 'The Undefeated' was never going to beat 'Harry Potter' at the box office. But at one theater in conservative Orange County, Calif., only the reviewer showed up.
07/16/2011 05:37 pm
Thaddeus McCotter, the GOP’s surprise dark horse, is stirring up the race. The five-term Michigan congressman declared his candidacy for president on July 2 in his home state. A Beatles-loving, guitar-playing son of the heartland, Representative McCotter has strong conservative credentials and populist appeal. But there’s a problem. Thaddeus who?
07/02/2011 02:22 pm
If Defense Secretary Robert Gates feels any twinge of wistfulness when he departs the Pentagon on Thursday, it probably won't last long. Even during the Bush years, Mr. Gates spoke often of the clock in his office by which he counted down the days until he could retire to his beloved Washington State. When President Obama asked him to stay on as defense secretary, Gates made no secret that he did so out of public duty, not an affinity for Washington, D.C. But Washington insiders certainly had an affinity for Gates. Here are three reasons America’s longest-serving secretary of Defense will be missed – and legacies that many hope will last after he's gone.
06/30/2011 10:15 am
Companies who choose to bring foreign earnings back home shouldn't get a tax break on them
06/29/2011 04:42 pm
President Obama has increased gay rights without publicly endorsing gay marriage. Can his position on gay marriage continue 'evolving' throughout a tight campaign season?
06/24/2011 03:20 pm