Politics Weekly E-mail Newsletter
Feb 26, 2014 — As they wait for the Food and Drug Administration to propose regulations for the nascent e-cigarette industry, lobbyists frame the product as way to move tobacco smokers "down ladder of risk."
Feb 25, 2014 — Arizona and other states are considering bills allowing business owners to refuse service to gays or other groups that offend their religious beliefs.
Feb 21, 2014 — No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.
Feb 25, 2014 — The president and the House speaker have had few face-to-face meetings, and their relationship has more often been marked by angry finger-pointing.
Feb 25, 2014 — To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.
Dec 11, 2013 — The agreement by the budget committee chairmen is no grand bargain. It's more like a minibargain. All the really hard stuff was sidestepped because the ideological rift between Washington Democrats and Republicans made it impossible to include those items.
Dec 10, 2013 — The No. 2 Republican in the Senate is the latest GOP incumbent to receive a challenge from the right. In a surprise move, Rep. Steve Stockman, who has a knack for stirring controversy, entered the 2014 Senate race Monday just before the state's filing deadline.
Dec 6, 2013 — Politics in Minnesota and Wisconsin historically have been pretty similar, but that's no longer the case. Wisconsin is now advancing conservative policies and lending a Midwestern face to the Republican Party, while Minnesota's agenda has been among the most liberal.
Dec 5, 2013 — Fissures in the Republican Party have drawn a great deal of attention over the last year. But this week, the Democrats' economic disagreements came into full view. When it comes to Social Security, not all Democrats think expanding the program is a good idea.
Dec 5, 2013 — The Senate Conservatives Fund, founded by then-Sen. Jim DeMint, is a big-money player targeting incumbent Republican senators including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.