| 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 23, 2013
| 5:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before a budget deadline arrives, leaders from both parties are blaming each other — and some Republicans are criticizing their own — for a government shutdown many are treating as inevitable.
The top Democrat in...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:10 AM
On the Sunday morning circuit, a major topic will be the House's approval of a bill to defund Obamacare. The guest list for Sunday:
Former President Bill Clinton discusses the possible government shutdown on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened conservatives who forced House Republican leaders to push a stopgap spending bill that unravels President Barack Obama's health care law are digging in for a long fight, determined to stop "Obamacare" before the first...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Many present-day Republicans seem bent on making "Backward, Christian Soldiers" their marching song in their relentless determination to "repeal and replace Obamacare," even to the point of repeating their lemming-like plunge over the cliff of another...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taking shape in the Senate that would prevent interest rates from doubling and set a single rate each...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Immigration and government surveillance will be major topics this weekend on Sunday morning programs.
ABC's "This Week" talks to Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency. The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. A foreign...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:09 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts, while making small cuts to food stamps.
The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. Sens. Tim...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Congress passed a farm bill, Democrats had control of the House and the food stamp program was about half the size it is today.
That was five years ago.
Conservatives calling for an overhaul of the domestic food...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The attempted seduction of Sen. John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down.