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Don’t look for any cooperation on solving debt crisis

Congressional leaders on Sunday showed no signs of emerging from their corners to resolve the next step in the financial crisis, with Democrats still...

Embattled Boehner holds on to Speaker’s post

Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and...

The fiscal cliff debacle: From hope to hopelessness

It began so optimistically. On November 16, after their first "fiscal cliff" session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in...

Republicans will have to live with a tax increase, no matter...

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are resigned to seeing some sort of income tax increase in legislation to avoid a "fiscal cliff,"...

Takes one to know one? Sarah Palin calls Nancy Pelosi...

Memo to Nancy Pelosi:  If Sarah Palin thinks you're a dingbat, you've got trouble. Palin, the flake from Alaska who proved that even a dingbat...

Both sides stubbornly refuse to budge on debt limit negotiations

Republicans and Democrats are refusing to budge when it comes to their already hardened positions on spending cuts versus tax increases to deal with...

Obama to the nation: ‘We can be better than this’

Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona shootings by...

Pelosi has no regrets but some Democrats may disagree

Democrat Nancy Pelosi said she had no regrets on her last day as House speaker Tuesday, a reign that lasted four years and is...

Boehner plans takeover amid phony austerity

Here in the days of high unemployment and a lagging economy, Republicans promise a low-key kickoff to the their takeover of control of the...

Personal threats a job perk for Congress

Growing hazard for members of Congress: Threats -- both real and perceived. Pennies tinged in red, purported to be in blood, arrive at the office...