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Senate votes to remove Louisiana judge from federal bench

The Senate on Wednesday convicted U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana on four articles of impeachment, making him just the eighth federal judge in history to be removed…

The Caucus: Senate Postpones ‘Don’t Ask’ Vote

Harry Reid is consulting with Susan Collins on terms for the debate, aides say. Read more……

The Caucus: O’Donnell’s Magic Turns Loss Into Gain

Christine O’Donnell has plans for a new political action committee as well as a book deal and speaking engagements. Read more……

SpaceX rocket launch heralded as successful test of commercial spaceflight

The first of what NASA hopes will become a fleet of privately built rockets and capsules successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday morning in a major test for the…

Speculation persists about Bloomberg’s political plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg denied again on Wednesday he would run for president but his latest critique of the U.S. political system has stirred new…

House sends DREAM Act to Senate

But the bill that would give a path to citizenship to young illegal immigrants now faces a daunting test. Read more……

Levin seeks instant rematch with Neal

The Massachusetts Democrat eked out a one-vote victory over the current chairman. Read more……

Bill to Award Seniors $250 Is Defeated

House Republicans thwarted a Democratic effort to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase. Read more……

The Caucus: George H.W. Bush Endorses Arms Treaty

The former president signed and won Senate approval of the original Start arms control treaty with the Soviet Union in 1991. Read more……

Junk Food Is a Source of Comfort on Capitol Hill

The area surrounding the Capitol is newly awash in milk shakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and mildly baroque pizza. Read more……