| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
The frantic image-making by Democrats and Republicans as the 2014 elections loom rippled through the Senate debate Tuesday over whether to extend jobless benefits that expired late last year.
For Democrats, who unanimously supported a procedural vote on...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Under normal circumstances, an up-and-coming academic might be pleased to have his work cited by a leading politician in the heat of a major policy debate.
Not so Rand Ghayad, who will shortly be receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Supporters stand with him on Twitter, rally for him on Facebook and Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expanded his social media presence to Snapchat, becoming the first U.S. politician to use the app in a political context.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON – They’re not perfect measures of public interest, but the year-end roundups released by tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook do provide some insight into the online political curiosity of the nation.
Of the year’s...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate appeared set to approve a budget deal this week after a handful of Republicans announced they would vote to advance the bill, which has deeply divided the party.
Their backing, along with that of most Democrats, would be...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Congress averted another government shutdown by reaching an $85-billion budget deal late Tuesday night, but the new agreement, critics say, leaves out one vulnerable group of Americans: the long-term unemployed.
At the end of the year, federal...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:13 PM
As a filibuster against Obamacare, it was a flop. But as the opening salvo in a presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour (more or less) talkathon Tuesday and Wednesday worked just fine.
And that, after all, was the point of Cruz’s...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
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