Nov 20, 2013 — After pleading guilty to cocaine possession and admitting an addiction to alcohol, Florida Rep. Trey Radel's political future is unclear. Democrats are calling on the freshman Republican to resign his seat.
Nov 19, 2013 — Sen. Max Baucus released a detailed "discussion draft" Tuesday that envisions a revenue-neutral reshaping of the tax code. Among the plan's goals: bringing home some of the cash that U.S. corporations are thought to have parked overseas.
Nov 18, 2013 — Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former vice president and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wyoming, reaffirmed her opposition to same-sex marriage Sunday. That prompted a very public rebuke from her sister and sister-in-law.
Nov 14, 2013 — It came as little surprise that President Obama, an avid sports fan, leaned heavily on sports metaphors at his press conference Thursday to help explain the problems the administration has experienced rolling out the Affordable Care Act. His recent predecessors had similar tendencies when they wanted to convey ideas to the American public in simpler terms.
Nov 13, 2013 — Twenty-nine lawmakers are supposed to come up with a long-term budget deal by mid-December. They meet again Wednesday around a conference table, facing huge hurdles and led by two people who couldn't be more different: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Nov 7, 2013 — Jason Carter, the grandson of the 39th president, launched his campaign for Georgia's top job Thursday. He joins a handful of other relatives of past presidents and vice presidents who will be on ballots around the country in 2014.
Nov 7, 2013 — Already, there's a vigorous debate about whether the newly re-elected New Jersey governor is the GOP's best chance for regaining the White House. In early-voting states, many conservatives look at Christie with suspicion.
Nov 6, 2013 — Politicians often call members of their own party to congratulate them on a successful campaign. But Biden seems to relish the opportunity, personally reaching out to 10 winning candidates in state and local races around the country Tuesday night.
Nov 6, 2013 — That's what the Kentucky Republican wants to know, after being criticized for using the work of others without attribution. Paul, who appears to be preparing for a run at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, is now on the offensive.
Nov 6, 2013 — Several of the nation's largest cities, including New York, Boston and Detroit, elected new mayors on Tuesday. The new leaders will spend much of their time dealing with pension and health care costs.