The Washington Times' political blog.
A poll released Monday shows that presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds a slight edge over President Obama in the coming election — thanks in part to garnering more support among independents.
President Obama's secretary paid a higher income tax rate than he did, the White House said Friday, arguing that the disparity underscores the unfair nature of the U.S. tax code and provides an even greater argument for enacting Mr. Obama's so-called "Buffett rule," which would require millionaires to pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income in taxes.
Joe Biden reported earning more than $12,000 in rental income last year, months after the White House acknowledged that the U.S. Secret Service was paying rent to the vice president so that agents could stay in a cottage on his property in Delaware.
An apologetic Hilary Rosen, the Democratic strategist who kicked up the political firestorm over women's roles with a disparaging remark against Ann Romney's choice to be a full-time mother, has decided to cancel an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" this Sunday.
President Obama's media strategy of granting one-on-one interviews with local TV news stations in battleground states backfired Thursday when a reporter grilled him about "jetting around" on Air Force One and another pressed him to respond to a Democratic strategist's disparaging remarks about Ann Romney's choice to be a full-time mother.
Fresh off dispatching his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney now also leads President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest Fox News poll.
Likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney doesn't like to be reminded of how his Massachusetts health care reform is similar to the Obama health care overhaul that he continually denounce — so a leading Democratic super PAC did just that on Thursday, releasing a new video congratulating Mr. Romney on the law's sixth anniversary.
Rick Santorum said Thursday he dropped out of the presidential race because his fundraising tanked in April as his own supporters told him the race was over and the onetime Pennsylvania senator needed to back GOP rival Mitt Romney.
A new poll released Thursday found that voters are more confident in likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney's ability to strengthen the nation's economy than than they are in President Obama.
The Susan B. Anthony List, a leading national pro-life group, endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, a sign that the former Massachusetts governor will be able to convince other anti-abortion groups to rally behind his candidacy.
President Obama, having stirred up national interest in the Trayvon Martin case with his comments last month, has nothing more to say about the shooting of the black Florida teenager, his press secretary said Wednesday.
In a letter already looking ahead to the end of President Obama's term, the top two Republicans in Congress told the White House on Wednesday not to use its powers to issue last-second rules and regulations, known as "midnight regulations."
Mitt Romney predicted Wednesday that Republicans will unite behind his presidential bid because they will be so eager to defeat President Obama in November.
Democrats are trying to capitalize on Rick Santorum's decision to drop out of the GOP presidential primary, casting it as the beginning of a two-man race between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
As congressional committees tee up to grill the General Services Administration over a pricey 2010 conference in Las Vegas that cost several top officials their jobs, the White House is claiming that federal agencies this year are slashing conference and travel costs and are on track to save $1.2 billion.
By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years