GOP's Mike Castle of Delaware, nine-term congressman, puts Republicans in strong position to pick up a Senate seat in 2010, whether or not Beau Biden (D) enters the race.
Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, returned from Iraq Wednesday. He's tipped to run for the US Senate. Several other political families also have members eyeing 2010.
New poll shows lowest support yet among public for Obama's and Democrats' healthcare plan. Republicans see backlash to huge overall increase in federal spending.
The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker says the problem is ‘moral hazard’ – policies leading investors and bankers to believe they can take future risks without bearing the full cost.
China is due to unveil a new proposal at the gathering Tuesday, but its plans to cut "carbon intensity" rather than limit emissions may not satisfy US lawmakers.
The House and Senate moved this week to cut off federal money to the community organizing group now mired in controversy.
Private student loan providers would get the boot under the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.
Bill approved Thursday permits the governor to appoint an interim senator until the special election. Action moves to Senate, where delay is likely.