| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Richard Carmona, who served as U.S. surgeon general in George W. Bush's administration, announced Thursday that he will run as a Democrat for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat.
Carmona, who turns 62 this month, said in a statement that Washington is broken...
| Jun 24, 2006
SOME PRIVACY ADVOCATES ARE troubled by reports in The Times and in other newspapers Friday that the U.S. government has been trying to detect terrorist plots by sifting through an international database of financial transactions. But whatever one thinks...
| Nov 28, 2013
WASHINGTON — Republicans are opposed to President Barack Obama's deal with the Iranians — whatever it is.
A couple of minutes after 9 p.m. Saturday, word crossed the news wires that negotiators in Geneva had reached an agreement on Iran's...
| Nov 24, 2013
WASHINGTON — A group of Virginia Republicans, stung by the loss of the governorship after voters this month rejected Attorney General and Tea Party leader Ken Cuccinelli, are readying what could be one of the toughest intra-party revolts yet against...
| Oct 2, 2013
Why another shutdown? Our government has three political parties these days: Democrats, Republicans and the new "radical Republicans."
That radical Republican label has some history. The old radical Republicans were the Grand Old Party's progressive...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona likes President Barack Obama, voted to give him the authority to strike Syria, supported the comprehensive immigration legislation favored by the White House, and works comfortably with members of the opposing party.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The Senate provided the country with a rare and modest glimpse of bipartisanship in its 68-32 passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill laboriously accomplished by the Gang of Eight — four Democrats and four Republicans. But overcoming...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Republicans have an opportunity for a get-out-of-jail moment with the fastest-growing slice of the electorate, Hispanics.
An immigration bill is likely to pass the Senate by the end of the month. The size and shape of the measure and the tone of the...