Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana was roundly panned for his televised response to President Obama’s first speech to Congress on Tuesday night.
Republicans were expected to give a rough ride to Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel, but their appetite for combat seemed stilled.
President Obama’s budget will call for stricter limits on itemized deductions, introducing a politically volatile edge to the debate over his domestic priorities.
The $410 billion omnibus spending bill is packed with pet projects requested by Democrats and Republicans alike.
Aging baby boomers and declining fertility rates mean that fewer than half of American families include a child living at home, the Census Bureau said.
Leon E. Panetta, the new C.I.A. director, cited successes in killing a cadre of Al Qaeda’s leadership.
The indictment of Ala’a al-Ali, a businessman accused of funneling illegal contributions to politicians, shines a light on Harry Sargeant III, a major Republican fund-raiser.