Feb 27, 2013 22:41 EST
President Barack Obama's former chief of staff Jack Lew was confirmed as the next US Treasury secretary, taking over a key portfolio at a time of deadlock over the budget and debt.
Feb 04, 2013 17:48 EST
Defeated US Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney's son Tagg ruled out running for Senate on Monday after speculation that he might jump in to seek a newly open Massachusetts seat.
Feb 04, 2013 12:14 EST
His father may have lost the presidential election, but Tagg Romney is now considering a US Senate bid, a Boston newspaper reported Monday.
Jan 30, 2013 17:53 EST
US Senator John Kerry offered some tough love Wednesday to the colleagues he leaves behind to become secretary of state: end the fierce partisanship or risk the nation's reputation as a beacon of democracy.
Jan 30, 2013 14:58 EST
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday appointed his former chief of staff to temporarily fill the Senate seat held by John Kerry, who has been confirmed as incoming secretary of state.
Jan 17, 2013 16:37 EST
Around half of Asian Americans relied on ethnic media for news during the last election in which the growing community voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, a study said Thursday.
Dec 24, 2012 16:48 EST
A son of late political icon Edward Kennedy said Monday he will not run for the US Senate in Massachusetts -- the same state his father represented for nearly five decades -- US media reported.
Dec 23, 2012 17:29 EST
A son of late political icon Edward Kennedy is considering a run for the US senate seat in Massachusetts -- the same state his late father represented as a popular US lawmaker for nearly five decades, US media reported Sunday.
Dec 14, 2012 10:19 EST
Will she, won't she, will she, won't she, will she join the dance? To borrow from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," that's the question on everyone's lips about Hillary Clinton and the 2016 White House race.
Dec 12, 2012 18:51 EST
US senator-elect Elizabeth Warren was nominated Wednesday to be a member of the Senate Banking Committee, where the prominent consumer advocate will have influence over laws affecting the finance industry.
Nov 08, 2012 18:09 EST
US President Barack Obama, fresh from re-election and facing a new clash with Congress, got back to work Thursday, with an important item on his to-do list -- stocking his new cabinet.
Nov 07, 2012 17:39 EST
One of America's most male-dominated clubs is about to become a little less so, after historic election gains that will see the largest number of women ever seated in the US Congress.
Nov 07, 2012 16:35 EST
President Barack Obama's re-election and the Senate victory of Elizabeth Warren, who is a fierce Democratic opponent of big banks and Wall Street, has sent shudders through the financial sector.
Nov 07, 2012 02:37 EST
Democrats held the Senate and Republicans retained the House of Representatives, projections said Wednesday, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.
Nov 07, 2012 00:38 EST
Democrats were projected to hold onto the Senate and Republicans were to retain the House of Representatives, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.
Nov 06, 2012 23:14 EST
Democrats looked set to hold onto the Senate and Republicans retained the House of Representatives on Tuesday, setting up the prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided Congress.
Nov 06, 2012 21:57 EST
The Democrats picked up a Senate seat Tuesday in Massachusetts, US media reported, in another discouraging sign for their Republican rivals trying to regain the majority in the upper chamber.
Nov 06, 2012 20:23 EST
While eyes were focused on the race for the White House on Tuesday, the battle for control of the nation's two chambers of Congress is vital to hopes of easing Washington's partisan political gridlock.
Nov 06, 2012 11:26 EST
As Americans troop to the polls to decide between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, here's a guide to what to watch for on election night:
Nov 05, 2012 02:03 EST
Armchair election watchers should brace themselves on Tuesday; it's going to be a marathon. Here is a guide outlining the principle elements to look out for as President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney go toe to toe on election night.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel
|Appointed by||Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid|
Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
|Born||June 22, 1949 |
|Alma mater||University of Houston, Rutgers School of Law|
|Profession||Lawyer, Law school professor, Appointed official|