| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
For many politicians partaking of this retirement season, the stated reasons for leaving have reeked of the common excuse that has someone leaving a job to spend more time with his — or most of the time, her -- family. Touching, maybe, but comes off...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod's announcement Tuesday that she won't seek reelection to her Inland Empire seat is likely to set up yet another internecine fight in a state that already has many.
The Chino Democrat will leave Washington after just one term...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily confirmed one of its own Thursday, endorsing the nomination of longtime Montana Sen. Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China.
The vote was unanimous, 96 to 0. Baucus voted “present.”
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:31 PM
When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats' hands.
While Miller's is the only one of the five open House seats in...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:49 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Democrats will seek to force a House vote on raising the federal minimum wage, party leaders said Thursday, but even getting the proposal to a vote will be an uphill fight.
As the minority party in the House, Democrats cannot...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:12 PM
A Democratic candidate who has explicitly defended Obamacare holds a slight lead in a special congressional election in Florida that both parties are eyeing as a test of the political impact of the healthcare law.
A poll released Thursday by the Tampa...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Facing one of the toughest campaigns of any Republican congressman in the country, Rep. Gary Miller announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection to his Inland Empire seat, increasing prospects for a Democratic pickup....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Democrats in California can look forward to a good November: The governor is riding high. Republicans are scrambling to find enough candidates to fill a statewide slate. Congressional and legislative races will go lopsidedly Democratic, since Democrats...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....