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White Southern Democrats: An endangered species

The white Southern Democrat — endangered since the 1960s civil rights era — is sliding nearer to extinction. After this week's elections, the Democratic Party...

Obama to Democrats: Stop bitching and get to work

Buck up. Stop whining. And get to work. Clearly frustrated by Republicans' energy — and his own party's lack of enthusiasm — President Barack Obama...

Boehner will support middle-class tax cuts…but

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he would vote for President Obama's plan to extend tax cuts only for middle-class earners, not the wealthy,...

Obama admits economic woes will hurt Democrats

President Barack Obama is conceding that if the midterm election turns out to be mostly a referendum on the economy, "we're not going to...

GOP candidate links to racist site

Republican congressional candidate Mike Pompeo apologized Thursday after his campaign posted on its Twitter feed and Facebook page a link to a blog that...

Waters: ‘Let’s go public’

The second Democrat in the House of Representatives to face an ethics trial in the fall wants the charges against her made public and...

Obama ramps up fundraising

President Barack Obama is stepping up his fundraising efforts as the midterm elections draw closer and Democrats need money to battle a Republican Party...

Prosecutor firings: Inappropriate and political

The Bush administration's Justice Department's actions were inappropriately political, but not criminal, when it fired a U.S. attorney in 2006, prosecutors said Wednesday in...

Brown, Snowe back financial reform bill

Sens. Olympia Snowe and Scott Brown pushed sweeping financial legislation to the edge of final passage Monday, both announcing they intend to support the...

Obama hits the campaign trail

President Barack Obama is talking to voters again about jobs and the economy. But he's also concerned with two jobs in particular: Senate seats...