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Pelosi running for minority leader

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for minority leader in the new Congress, even as some moderate and conservative Democrats insisted she should step aside. Read…

2012 Senate battle already under way

Just days after the midterm elections, jockeying has already begun in the next battle for the Senate, with Democrats — and even some Republicans — feeling the heat. Read the…

Group asks high court to end military gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A gay rights group asked the Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that allowed the Pentagon to maintain its ban on gays…

West, Scott split on joining CBC

Allen West wants to join Congressional Black Caucus; Tim Scott is “leaning against it at this point.” Read the full story from Politico…

Bush considered attack on Syrian facility: book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President George W. Bush says he considered ordering a U.S. military strike against a suspected Syrian nuclear facility at Israel’s request in 2007 but ultimately opted…

Demoralized Democrats ponder the future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Demoralized Democrats face an uncertain future after their bruising U.S. election losses, and the soul-searching and finger-pointing already have begun. Read the full story from Reuters…

Obama’s signal and elections tilt Bush-era tax debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new willingness to work with Republicans on tax policy after his Democrats were routed in congressional elections boosts the chances tax rates will not…

Power play: Pelosi’s work ‘not finished’

The speaker, who acted as a drag on campaigns across the country, isn’t letting go of power easily. Read the full story from Politico…

Linnie Frank Bailey: Obama Fix # 1 — Put a Woman Over the DNC

Put Kaine somewhere in the Administration, and put a WOMAN over the currently ineffective DNC. Not a Hollywood actress; not a Silicon Valley tech guru; not an East-coast fundraiser; not…

Christopher Brauchli: Sharia Leaves Oklahoma

You’re doin’ fine Oklahoma! Oklahoma OK. A line from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, Oklahoma Now that the election is over it’s time to look at one state that was able…