| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:53 AM
The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that G. Wayne Clough, the head of the institution, will step down as the museum's leader next year. He has held the job for six years.
Clough is perhaps best known to Culture Monster readers for his 2010 decision to...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — By approving a government spending bill that would halt money for President Obama's healthcare law, the House on Friday provoked a confrontation with the Senate, which is likely to engage in a contentious debate leaving little time to...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan has cultivated his "affable wonk" persona into an effective moneymaker, winning over CEOs and K Street lobbyists to build a fundraising machine that has boosted his standing on Capitol Hill and helped make him one of...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:28 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Even as presidential candidates and congressional committees leak word of their traditional fundraising efforts, Republican leaders Thursday announced formation of a new "super PAC" effort that can raise unlimited amounts from well-heeled donors to back...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 9:11 AM
The GOP-led House passed a tamer version of a sweeping ethics bill that would ban lawmakers' insider trading for personal gain, setting up a showdown with the Senate, which approved a stricter version.
The legislation is the most ambitious effort in...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
President Obama takes his budget message on the road this week, with town hall meetings in Virginia, Nevada and California this week.
But first he's reaching out to voters in a set of likely 2012 swing states by again inviting local television...
| Oct 20, 2011
If you're one of the thousands of demonstrators sleeping in parks, carrying signs and banging on drums to protest Wall Street's hammerlock on American politics, President Obama wants you to know he feels your pain.
"I understand the frustrations that are...
| Sep 8, 2011
We already know the outlines of what President Obama plans to say in his long-awaited jobs speech before Congress on Thursday night. He will propose a list of job-creation measures — tax cuts, infrastructure spending, aid to state governments,...
| Aug 7, 2011
The central question facing Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign is this: Can the president persuade voters to let him keep his job when so many of them have lost theirs?
Last week, after another run of bad economic news, the president and his staff...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:37 PM
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