The Washington Times' political blog.
The Romney camp on Thursday released a new television ad that challenges President Obama's economic chops by seizing on his recent assertion that the "private sector is doing just fine."
Seven Republican members of the Foreign Relations Committee are calling on President Obama to withdraw the nomination of Brett McGurk to be ambassador to Iraq after a string of steamy emails surfaced last week between Mr. McGurk and a reporter whom he later married
Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill survived their primaries in Maine on Tuesday, putting them a step closer to replacing outgoing Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican.
President Obama holds a six-point lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, built on advantages among women and independents, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson has informed the White House that he is taking a medical leave of absence to undergo tests and evaluations after he had a seizure and was involved in two traffic accidents in California on Sunday.
A group of Democratic lawmakers Monday urged Health and Human Services (HHS) officials to move swiftly on a pilot study on blood-donor policies so that the "indefensible" and "discriminatory" ban on donations by gay and bisexual men can be lifted.
Judging from Rep. Allen West's first TV ad of his 2012 re-election campaign, which debuted today, viewers could be forgiven if they mistake the Florida Republican as a long-shot upstart and not the freshman incumbent that he is.
Rick Santorum said Sunday he doesn't expect to be considered as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney, but if the presumptive Republican nominee wants to talk, he'll "take the call."
Sen. John McCain, the leading critic of the recent spate of national security leaks, rejected Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s appointment on Friday of two U.S. attorneys to investigate the breaches, arguing that only an outside counsel would be independent enough for such a task.
The House Ethics Committee shot down a request by 68 House Democrats to explain its decision to move forward with its two-year-old case against Rep. Maxine Waters after dismissing the California Democrat's argument that her due-process rights were violated.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on super-sized sugary drinks is leaving a sour aftertaste for a majority of Americans.
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has edged into a razor-thin lead over Republican Rep. Rick Berg for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat, a new independent poll shows.
A contingent of 68 House Democrats is demanding more answers from the Ethics committee about its decisions to move forward with the 2-year-old case against Rep. Maxine Waters and to dismiss the California Democrat's argument that her due process rights were violated.
A senator from New Jersey said Thursday he'll try to make the government study a link between sugary drinks and obesity, elevating the recent debate in New York City to the federal level.
House GOP Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi embraced on the House floor Thursday afternoon, sharing an unusually amicable moment as lawmakers congratulated the California Democrat on her 25-year anniversary in Congress.
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units