Apr 01, 2012 15:34 EDT
A deal was struck on Sunday to save British video games retailer GAME, which was taken into administration Monday, and preserve nearly 3,200 jobs.
Nov 05, 2010 23:30 EDT
Pelosi seeks to remain the leader of House Democrats despite huge election losses. Despite widespread complaints about massive losses that will put Democrats in the minority, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will try to stay on as leader of her party in the House.
Oct 14, 2010 03:18 EDT
POLITICAL INSIDER: Advocates warn of tea party-led voter intimidation efforts. Voting rights activists said tea partiers' efforts to obtain voter registration records could have a chilling effect on turnout, potentially undercutting Democrats and swaying the outcome of the Nov. 2 elections.
Oct 13, 2010 03:07 EDT
POLITICAL INSIDER: Durbin asks IRS to investigate outside groups' tax status. The Senate's No. 2 Democrat is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate spending by groups like Crossroads GPS, a third-party group backed by Republican operative Karl Rove, that have pumped millions into advertisements targeting Democrats.
Oct 09, 2010 17:11 EDT
POLITICAL INSIDER: Lagging in popularity and out-of-sight, Bush not in demand for GOP. Former President Bill Clinton is busy on the campaign trail, helping candidates in races from Florida to Washington state. His successor, George W. Bush? Holed up in Texas.
Oct 05, 2010 03:04 EDT
POLITICAL INSIDER: Michelle Obama asks supporters to open wallets for Democrats. First lady Michelle Obama is asking her husband's supporters to pitch in with cash to help Democrats recreate the get-out-the-vote machine that helped deliver Barack Obama the White House two years ago.
Sep 02, 2010 11:04 EDT
Texas congressman among dozens of Democrats trying to hang onto conservative districts. Rep. Chet Edwards, an imperiled Democrat deep in the heart of Republican territory, finds exiting American Legion Post No. 273 slow going. Supporters and well-wishers keep stopping him.
Aug 18, 2010 12:18 EDT
Aid finally flowing to flood-hit Pakistan as agencies struggle to explain slow public response. Crops destroyed, millions homeless, children hungry. The scenes from flood-hit Pakistan are wrenching ? but the global response has been criticized as sluggish.
Jun 30, 2010 18:32 EDT
Senate panels requires strong oil spill response plans, removes limits on liability. Congress began advancing legislation Wednesday that imposes new safeguards on offshore oil drilling in hopes of preventing a repeat of the devastating spill that has brought environmental and economic havoc to the Gulf coast.
Jun 12, 2010 04:01 EDT
Newly released documents from the Clinton White House provide glimpses into how Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan approached a number of controversial issues, including abortion, assisted suicide, religious freedom and strategies to defend the president in scandals that later led to his impeachment.
May 06, 2010 03:14 EDT
Retirement of US Rep. David Obey gives former 'Real World' star edge in race for Wis. seat. Democratic U.S. Rep. David Obey's unexpected retirement has thrust a conservative former cast member of MTV's "The Real World" into position to capture a Wisconsin seat held by a leading liberal for four decades.
May 05, 2010 21:25 EDT
Rep. David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat and House Appropriations chairman to retire. Rep. David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat and chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his term this year, dealing Democrats defending their majority another blow in an election season of voter discontent.
Mar 24, 2010 18:03 EDT
Tough elections face many Democrats who backed health care overhaul _ even if Obama helps them. Their votes helped deliver President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now, dozens of Democrats are politically imperiled in a contentious environment where emotions are raw and likely to remain so.
Mar 24, 2010 14:13 EDT
Their votes helped deliver President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now, dozens of Democrats are politically imperiled in a contentious environment where emotions are raw and likely to remain so.
Mar 16, 2010 13:27 EDT
In open US Senate races, candidates cast themselves as challengers to Washington. Rep. Roy Blunt has been in Congress for 13 years, most of them in the Republican leadership. Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan comes from a family with three generations of Washington politicians.
Feb 19, 2010 17:01 EST
Conservative Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth says he's running for Bayh's Indiana Senate seat. Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth said Friday that he will run for Evan Bayh's Senate seat, giving his party a socially conservative candidate who could have broad appeal with Indiana voters.
Dec 15, 2009 18:04 EST
Rural Ill. town sees economic lifeline in plan to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to prison. The White House decision to move up to 100 Guantanamo Bay detainees to this dying Mississippi River town has folks here seeing dollar signs, not suspected terrorists.
Nov 30, 2009 03:22 EST
Moderate Republicans may be a vanishing breed elsewhere, but Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are thriving.
Nov 30, 2009 03:22 EST
GOP moderates may be a vanishing breed, but not Maine Sens. Snowe and Collins. Moderate Republicans may be a vanishing breed elsewhere, but Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are thriving.
Oct 16, 2009 21:04 EDT
USDA says Minn. pigs may have tested positive for swine flu, 1st potential cases in US pigs. Preliminary tests show three pigs in Minnesota may have contracted the swine flu virus making them the first potential U.S. cases in swine, agricultural officials said Friday. They stressed the finding does not threaten food safety.