Jul 27, 2010 17:16 EDT
Democrats respond to defeat on campaign bill with campaign-style attack. WASHINGTON ? Senate Republicans blocked legislation imposing new restrictions on political activity by special interest groups Tuesday, likely dealing a fatal blow to a drive by the White House and congressional Democrats to rewrite campaign rules in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Jul 21, 2010 21:28 EDT
DOJ: Politics influenced firing of US attorney but Bush-era scandal wasn't criminal. The Bush administration's Justice Department's actions were inappropriately political, but not criminal, when it fired a U.S. attorney in 2006, prosecutors said Wednesday in closing a two-year investigation without filing charges.
Jul 14, 2010 20:00 EDT
The party of BoehnerÕs youth certainly isnÕt the one heÕs part of today. John Boehner, the top Republican in the House, says he sees the signs of rebellion and blames the Democrats.ÒRight now, weÕve got more Americans engaged in their government than at any time in our history,Ó he said in a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. ÒThereÕs a political rebellion brewing, and I donÕt think weÕve seen anything like it since 1776.Ó
Jul 14, 2010 16:14 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The $15 billion U.S. Census is near completion with a response rate unchanged from a decade ago, defying concerns it might be derailed by anti-government sentiment and widespread violence against census takers.
Jul 14, 2010 15:08 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For nervous Democrats, the big question now is: How bad will November's congressional elections be?
Jul 13, 2010 16:45 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is facing the stiffest political headwinds he has experienced since taking office 18 months ago as Americans sour on his handling of the U.S. economy.
Jul 08, 2010 17:01 EDT
Steele staying put as GOP critics try to avoid fight over party's most prominent black. Michael Steele is staying put as Republican Party chairman. Despite his widely condemned comments on Afghanistan, even his GOP critics want to avoid a drawn-out fight over the party's most prominent African-American just four months before midterm elections.
Jun 30, 2010 21:22 EDT
Conservative group says it raised $8 million to use against Democratic candidates in November. A conservative activist group says it raised more than $8 million in June to help conservative candidates and causes ahead of midterm elections in November.
Jun 29, 2010 14:03 EDT
Supreme Court orders new review of Siegelman, Scrushy appeals in light of anti-fraud ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new review of the convictions in the government corruption case against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.
Jun 27, 2010 03:05 EDT
Karl Rove and other GOP insiders launch bid to raise millions for fall elections. In a campaign season of anti-establishment ferment, some of the Republican Party's best-known insiders are building an ambitious fundraising machine for the fall elections and beyond.
Jun 16, 2010 17:26 EDT
Reid's new 'angle' on re-election is trying to define GOP rival Sharron Angle as too extreme. Sig Rogich is a hyper-connected Nevada Republican who helped elect Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and once worked a few steps from the Oval Office in a White House corner later occupied by Karl Rove.
Jun 15, 2010 22:12 EDT
Records show Nev. Senate nominee Angle dumped GOP for Democrats during Reagan administration. Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle, a tea party favorite who describes herself as a conservative's conservative, left the Republican Party at the height of the Reagan revolution and became a Democrat for at least several years, government records show.
Jun 10, 2010 20:00 EDT
Harry Reid is alive, one in an occasional series:
May 03, 2010 05:26 EDT
Like MLK holiday battle, furor over Arizona immigration law could lead to positive evolution. Two decades ago, when Arizona voters rejected a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the NFL yanked the Super Bowl from suburban Phoenix. The boycott marked a major turning point in the journey to nationwide acceptance of the King holiday.
Apr 08, 2010 03:41 EDT
Census Bureau concerned about head count problems, from identity theft to non-participation. As the U.S. census nears its final stages, the government is preparing for possible debacles that could derail its $15 billion head count, from mass identity theft and lawsuits to homeowners who refuse to answer their doors.
Apr 06, 2010 20:00 EDT
Howard Dean has been chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a governor and presidential candidate. Yet the physician has had some unflattering things to say about his partyÕs health care reform bill.
Apr 05, 2010 17:23 EDT
Karl Rove appears in new ad urging residents to fill out 2010 census forms. Karl Rove, the former political adviser to President George W. Bush, is appearing in a public service announcement asking people to fill out and mail back their 2010 census forms.
Mar 30, 2010 13:59 EDT
Anti-war protester carrying handcuffs tries to arrest Karl Rove at Calif. book signing. Anti-war protesters have heckled former White House political adviser Karl Rove off the stage at his book signing in Beverly Hills.
Mar 20, 2010 04:09 EDT
Guests for the Sunday TV news shows. Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Mar 18, 2010 11:09 EDT
MANISTEE, Mich./WACO, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog.