Topics :: politics
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Sep 8, 2011
Doctors, drugmakers, hospitals and health insurers have spent millions over the years wooing lawmakers who now are on the powerful congressional panel charged with finding a formula to control deficits and debt, a new analysis finds.
By Will Weissert | Monday Sep 5, 2011
Now that the Republican is running for president, his campaign has begun distancing itself from some of the candidate’s own words on issues such as Social Security and states’ rights.
By Ken Thomas | Saturday Aug 20, 2011
Angry liberals could refuse to volunteer to knock on doors or make phone calls, a pivotal grass-roots role for a candidate’s base of supporters. Disaffected Democrats could keep their wallets closed, hampering small-dollar fundraising over the Internet.
By Kathy Barks Hoffman | Wednesday Jul 20, 2011
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a conservative who helped found the House Tea Party Caucus, announced Wednesday that he will set up a campaign committee to run for the U.S. Senate seat from Michigan held by Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Monday Jan 10, 2011
House Republicans cleared a hurdle Friday in their first attempt to scrap President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul, yet it was little more than a symbolic swipe at the law.
Friday Jan 7, 2011
The House opens a largely symbolic debate Friday on whether to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul, the culmination of the first week with Republicans back in charge.
By Dana Wollman | Thursday Dec 23, 2010
Twenty-six percent of adult Americans used their cell phones to encourage others to vote in November’s mid-term elections or to report back on conditions at their local voting sites, among other political activities.
By Andrew Taylor | Friday Dec 17, 2010
More than two dozen senators - most of them Republicans - put hundreds of homestate projects in the $1.3 trillion bill to fund the federal government even though they recently voted to ban so-called
Tuesday Dec 14, 2010
The struggle over tax cuts is seriously straining President Barack Obama’s relationship with House Democrats, who have backed him on key issues even when it cost them politically.
By Anne Flaherty | Thursday Dec 9, 2010
A proposal by Senate Democrats to repeal the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops stalled Wednesday after a key Republican refused to sign on and Democrats feared a critical test vote would fail.