Democrat Erskine Bowles, chief of staff to President Clinton, and Republican Alan Simpson, former senator, have crafted a deficit reduction and tax code reform plan that spreads the spending cuts across the government with innovative ideas for increasing revenues.
After midterms, Congress must tackle $1 trillion budget deficit. Proposed: crack down on tax evaders, cut non-war defense spending, and let tax cuts for the wealthy expire as scheduled.
In some key Senate and governors' races, the 'left coast' of California, Washington, and Oregon isn't tilting toward GOP as much as the rest of the country. Why not?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska could become the seventh congressional incumbent to lose a primary in 2010 if her too-close-to-call race with 'tea party' favorite Joe Miller stays in Mr. Miller's favor. The last time this many incumbents lost primaries was in 2002, when eight representatives and one senator lost before the general election. Here are the ousted incumbents, in the order they lost their primaries.
The ouster of Bob Bennett, a conservative and influential Republican senator from Utah, speaks volumes about voter sentiment.
Americans love politicians that enable them to shun personal responsibility and remain in that state of denial.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies about lapses in oversight of Gulf drilling that led to BP oil spill. But he also says the Obama administration is taking steps to avoid another spill.
Blowout preventer. Cementing operations. Design flaws. Top executives from BP America, Halliburton, and Transocean testified Tuesday about possible causes of the BP oil spill.
The bad news is that Washington has to make hard choices now to avert disaster. The good news is that some members of Congress are showing real political courage.
The year-old tea party movement is growing. But it’s fractious, and that may undercut conservative strength for the midterm elections.