WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Patrick Murphy had been a cautious defender of President Barack Obama’s health care law for much of the last year, telling constituents in his swing-voting district that the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans will spend the weekend trying to figure out how to become more competitive in a state dominated by Democrats. Delegates plan to meet in Anaheim for an annual convention […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conferred with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there were no signs of progress toward ending […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a final flurry of action, state lawmakers approved bills to boost California’s minimum wage, grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and address the state’s overcrowded prisons. Many of […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pressure off for now on Syria, Democrats are eager to return to Washington’s regularly scheduled gridlock. Pitched debates loom on the government’s budget and its debt — never flattering endeavors that […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has no plans to campaign on behalf of the underdog Democrat in an uphill battle against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and is weighing how much help to give […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his campaign for mayor Wednesday, shrugging off growing calls for him to drop out over a newly disclosed round of raunchy exchanges with a woman online. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of a deal to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ emerged Monday, with Democrats and Republicans agreeing to raise tax rates on family income over $450,000 a year, increase the estate tax rate and extend unemployment benefits for one year, officials familiar with the negotiations said.
WASHINGTON (AP) – As he starts his second term, President Barack Obama will face another divided Congress. Democrats have strengthened their hold on the U.S. Senate but failed to recapture the majority in the House […]
(AP) — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate, keeping the control they’ve held since 2007, by snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut. Republicans […]