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Did Obama manage to salvage a bad year?

From the wreckage of the mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama, preaching pragmatism and bi-partisanship, is engineering a political rebound and reinvigorating his administration. Yet...

Eric Cantor, other Republicans: Major hypocrites when it comes to spending

For a guy who insists that federal bureaucrats make too much money, incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sure doesn't mind handing out handsome...

Obama’s tax bill turns into a Christmas tree

' Tis the season and President Barack Obama's controversial grab bag of tax cuts, unemployment benefits and other goodies is turning into a typical "Christmas...

Doug Thompson: Memo to Republicans: Remember the real lessons of 1994

When Republicans captured control of Congress in the 1994 elections, they misunderstood the mood of angry voters who threw out Democrats to vent their...

Rangel’s censure doesn’t take edge off his swagger

Charles Rangel has his swagger back, but not his power. The 40-year congressional veteran on Thursday became the 23rd House member in the nation's history...

Michele’s White House is no ‘Camelot’

She has glamorized kitchen gardening, spotlighted childhood obesity and invited thousands of students, many of them minorities, to official White House events. Expectations were high...

Newbies get a crash course in being a Congressman

Where to live? Whom to hire? What's a voting card — and where are the bathrooms? More than 100 members of Congress arrive in...

Obama urges earmark reform; GOP says just get rid of them

Confronting the nation's mounting deficit, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to limit spending on pet home-state projects, while Republicans are challenging him to...

Democrats to Pelosi: Time to quit

In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won't support House Speaker Nancy...

Warning to the GOP: Don’t misread the message from this election

Those who make a living telling people like us why we did what we did on election day will say -- over and over...