First lady Michelle Obama has lingered in lovely Hawaii for a few days to celebrate a noteworthy birthday - her pending 50th on January 17. And Mrs. Obama's transport home when the time comes? The question has been posed to White House press secretary Jay Carney.
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State Delegate Barbara Comstock officially announced Tuesday she will run for Rep. Frank Wolf's seat when the Virginia Republican retires at the end of this term.
The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday it is launching radio ads against Democrats who said people could keep their healthcare plans under Obamacare, calling on voters to make it their New Year's resolution to hold these members of Congress accountable for the lie in the 2014 election.
Sen. Sherrod Brown downplayed the delayed test vote in the Senate over extending employment benefits, chalking it up to the delayed flights because of cold temperatures.
California state officials have been ordered to accept some 5,000 signatures in support of reversing a new gender-identity law, after having refused filings from two counties that they said were "filed" improperly.
Rep. Jim Gerlach announced Monday that he will not seek re-election — increasing the chances that Democrats can win the seat in the 2014 election.
White House press secretary Jay Carney elicited groans and hoots from the press corps Monday as he sported a new beard at his first briefing of the new year.
Continuing their search for a new coach, the Redskins reached out to several NFL coordinators on Monday morning to line up interviews at some point in the coming days.
The Club for Growth is calling on lawmakers to oppose the three-month extension of unemployment benefits that the Senate is expected to vote on Monday.
Rep. Peter King criticized Sen. Rand Paul Monday for threatening to sue the Obama administration over the National Security Agency's controversial shopping program.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Monday left the door open to running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 and distanced himself from the people in his party that "write checks and don't check how much money is in the bank account."
One of the men seeking the GOP nomination for Nebraska's open Senate seat is proposing moving the capital from Washington to his home state, saying it would be an effective way to cut out the lobbyists and special interests that have turned Capitol Hill into an ATM dispensing taxpayers' money.
The Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, interviewed for the Redskins' open coaching position on Sunday at Redskins Park, a team spokesman confirmed Sunday evening.
Part of President Obama's birthday gift to his wife is extra time away from himself, and from Washington.
Political pollster reveals U.S. voters support Redskins team name, deem Cowboys their 'least favorite'
Pollsters who concentrate on politics rarely go into sports issues. Not so Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina-based group that typically concentrates on state and national elections and the proverbial horse race. Their exception is an annual survey of attitudes about the NFL, posed to more than 700 registered voters nationwide.
The Redskins' general manager is interviewing the Panthers' defensive coordinator for the team's vacant coaching position, marking the third known interview set up by the team in its quest to replace Mike Shanahan.
Sen. Bernard Sanders sent a letter Friday to NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander demanding to know whether, in its broad records collections, the secret spy agency has gathered information from members of Congress.
The coach released a statement on the university's athletics web site Friday afternoon, professing his desire to remain at Baylor even as rumors have linked him to the coaching openings at Texas and with the Redskins.
Puff, puff ... nah, I'll pass: That's apparently the sentiment of half of likely voters in the country as Colorado begins the public sale of marijuana for recreational use this week.
Six in 10 likely U.S. voters say the federal government should cut spending to deal with the nation's current economic problems, a new poll shows.