The consumer advocate will challenge incumbent Republican Scott Brown for his U.S. Senate seat. The Democrat is expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday. Democrats were seeking a major candidate to challenge Brown for the seat once held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Daily Caller – Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, demanded Tuesday that the White House provide information that Press Secretary Jay Carney promised last week,Â about how it plans to pay for Presiden…
WASHINGTON — Its task complicated by the cost and politics of President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan, a special House-Senate deficit-cutting panel holds its…
PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says voters should decide whether he’s qualified to be a New Jersey state senator….
Taxpayers spent roughly $107.8 million on Congress last week.
Suppose President Obama’s jobs speech marks a turning point. He gets energized by being a little more partisan. He finds that putting Republicans on the defensive is good politics. His poll numbers improve. He wins some of his proposed jobs bill, and fights hard for the rest of it.
Daily Caller – Congressional investigators digging into Operation Fast and Furious have,Â for the first time, asked a senior White House official for documents and communications regarding the gun-walking scandal. In a Friday letter to President Obam…
Daily Caller – Recently-announced Michigan Republican Senate candidate Gary Glenn is questioning ties between the primary frontrunner, former GOP Congressman Pete Hoekstra, and Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.
A roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories.
Reuters – A bill to overhaul the U.S. patent system, making it more efficient and reducing litigation, won final congressional approval on Thursday, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign it into law.
Daily Caller – Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter’s plans to host a football-watching party have been ruined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Vice President Joe Biden, NY TimesI FIRST visited China in 1979, a few months after our countries normalized relations. China was just beginning to remake its economy, and I was in the first Senate delegation to witness this evolution. Traveling throu…
In Washington, Warren has the best enemies in town: those who profit from the rip-offs that Warren opposes. An armada of dirty money and dirty tactics will be arrayed against her.
Janne Nolan is the Director of Nuclear Security Programs at the American Security Project. Previously, she was professor of international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She has held numerous senior positions in the private sector, including….
The Week – The first out-of-the-closet lesbian elected to Congress is now running for one of Wisconsin’s Senate seats
WASHINGTON — It may have been mostly for show, but the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday held its nomination hearing for Richard Cordray, President Barack…
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation designed to curb the growth of patent litigation advanced on Tuesday when the Senate voted to take up…
AP – The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has too much unfettered power and President Barack Obama’s choice to lead it will be blocked until the agency is made more accountable, Senate Republicans said Tuesday.
AP – Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s entrance into the Senate race Tuesday kick-started a campaign that could be key to the future makeup of Congress. But her announcement quickly raised questions about whether she is too liberal for a state that swung …
Politico – The Google exec and ranking member of the Senate antitrust committee are set to huddle.
Reuters – Two days before President Barack Obama unveils a new job-creation initiative, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday signaled it will face tough opposition from his party.
The U.S. Postal Service was established in the eighteenth century. And it is now trying to figure out how to survive in the twenty-first. The postmaster general took his dire case to a Senate committee Tuesday. He said if Congress doesn’t act fast, the Postal Service won’t be able to keep paying its bills. Robert Siegel talks to NPR’s Tamara Keith.
The Darth Vader of the Bush Administration, Dick Cheney wielded more power — and was more dismissive of Congressional prerogatives — than any vice president in American history.
Congress hasn’t seen a pay increase since 2008 and in our current economic situation they don’t expect to see a new increase. However, some are asking whether Congress should take a pay cut.