The House ethics committee released formal charges Monday against Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, that claim she improperly helped a bank in which her husband owned stock receive federal funds.
Elena Kagan is President Barack Obama's second appointment to the court that decides abortion, death penalty and other contentious cases. Elena Kagan won Senate approval on Thursday as the newest Supreme Court Justice.
California Rep. Maxine Waters, a powerful 'liberal institution' in Congress, has raised ethics eyebrows in the past.
Midterm elections are historically difficult for the president's party. With the economy in trouble, this year will likely be no different for Democrats – but it might not be as bad as it could be.
The 13 charges against Rep. Charles Rangel include allegedly failing to report $600,000 in income and improper fundraising for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service.
Republican State Leadership Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie says a $30 million effort to elect GOP party members at the state level will cause at least 10 legislative chambers to flip from Democrat to Republican in November – which could have a major impact on congressional redistricting.
Benigno Aquino on Monday delivered his first State of the Nation address as president of the Philippines. He accused his predecessor Goria Arroyo of corruption and financial squandering.
Without enough votes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been forced to abandon a comprehensive energy bill. Gone is any tough climate provision. Will the House buy it?
Daniel Schorr, a journalist whose fierce independence landed him on President Nixon’s enemies list and whose award-winning 62-year career spanned newspapers, radio and television, died Friday.
At a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters Thursday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gave praise for Elizabeth Warren and discussed Obama administration plans for the estate tax and housing reform.