| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:01 PM
It was kind of cute, actually.
Two men who, between them, have served about 80 years in Congress — and one of them ran for president — stood there beaming at each other like schoolboys after President Obama gave them a shout-out during the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:55 PM
TRENTON, N.J. -- A new joint investigations committee began its work Monday, seeking to unravel the mystery of who gave the order for the now-notorious traffic jam in September in the lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge.
The new joint...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.
Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON – One of the Democrats' top strategists in Congress said his party should punch back against the rise of the conservative tea party with a full-throated defense of government.
He called for a 2014 legislative agenda that promotes jobs,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo.
"Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared.
And all around the state of California, political...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:28 PM
TRENTON, N.J. -- A new investigative committee was preparing subpoenas Thursday for 17 individuals and three organizations as it launched a deeper look into how many employees or appointees of Gov. Chris Christie were involved in ordering lane closures...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Partisan lawmakers feuding over the proper size of government reached a temporary truce Wednesday as the House easily approved a $1-trillion spending bill aimed at averting another federal shutdown.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:56 AM
WASHINGTON – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) teared up Thursday as he formally announced plans to retire after more than two decades in Congress.
“I should have Boehner here, right?” he joked, referring to House...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to tout a manufacturing initiative, he is expected to be joined by students, business leaders and local officials — but not by Sen. Kay Hagan, his Democratic ally facing a tough...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...