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McConnell flips and backs ban on pork barrel spending

Congress' most unapologetic fan of big-money politics is backing a ban on pork-barrel earmarks and avoiding an early battle with conservative senators who had...

With friends like the tea party, Republicans don’t need enemies

Amid all the hoopla over the phony grassroots operation called the tea party, a central and important question gets lost. Did Republicans recapture control of...

Election may be over but divided government remains

Barely an hour after President Barack Obama invited congressional Republicans to post-election talks to work together on major issues, the Senate's GOP leader had...

Coalitions? We don’t need no stinkin’ coalitions

President Barack Obama may have expressed humility over the "shellacking" he took in the midterm elections. But he and his fellow Democrats made it...

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

A chastened President Barack Obama admitted he had suffered a "shellacking" in this week's US mid-term elections, but refused to see it as a...

OK, we won. Now what?

Emboldened by a commanding House majority and Senate gains, Republican leaders vowed Wednesday to deliver on their "golden opportunity" to roll back the size...

Harry Reid hangs on to win in Nevada

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid won re-election in Nevada against Republican Sharron Angle in a tight race, Fox News projected on Wednesday, a...

Bringing home the bacon can put incumbents in the frying pan

 When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring...

Obama drawing large crowds at campaign rallies

Focused on turning out base voters, President Barack Obama is being cheered at raucous rallies and spreading this message: Don't turn your back on...

Sharron Angle to Hispanic students: ‘You look Asian to me’

Republican Sharron Angle, the off-the-wall candidate who wants to be the new Senator from Nevada, thinks some Hispanics look like Asians and she's willing...