Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin is the main author of a new House GOP proposal that would restructure Medicare and Medicaid, among other things.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is threatening to lay off state workers if Democrats don't return to vote on his budget measure. Opponents are preparing petitions to recall Republican lawmakers.
Union protests in Wisconsin have intensified pressure on Governor Scott Walker's bold plan to curtail public-sector union power. For the sake of fiscal health, Wisconsin should go even further by prohibiting all collective bargaining in the public sector.
Senator Joe Lieberman (I) from Connecticut is acknowledged at the gala banquet of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference in Washington on Mar. 22, 2010. Lieberman announced on Jan. 19 that he will not run for reelection in 2012.
The Nevada Senate race was tight and angry up to Election Day, with some polls showing tea party favorite Sharron Angle ahead. But Senate majority leader Harry Reid held on.
Latinos are 19 percent of California voters. The flap over Nicky Diaz Santillan, GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman's former housekeeper, could make a difference in how they vote.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with 1950s McCarthyism.
Obama’s name has come up as jurors listen to testimony and taped conversations that prosecutors say show former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to profit from his power to appoint a senator.