The Washington Times' political blog.
While Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Thursday in Pennsylvania — predicting six more weeks of winter — he also was getting a nod on Capitol Hill.
President Obama took a victory lap of sorts for the resurgence of the U.S. car industry Tuesday, stopping by the Washington Auto Show in a surprise visit to proclaim that the bailed-out industry is "back."
President Obama raised $55 million towards his re-election in the fourth quarter of 2011, the most major of a deluge of significant campaign filings expected Tuesday showed.
The South Carolina Republican Party released the final tally of delegates won in its Jan. 21 primary, and Newt Gingrich dominated, winning 23 of the state's 25 delegates to the nominating convention.
The news is growing grim for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be widening his lead one day out from the state's pivotal Republican presidential primary.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has increased his lead to 14 points over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich released a new ad Friday accusing rival Mitt Romney of peddling falsehoods in Florida's primary contest, warning that that kind of dishonesty is why the former Massachusetts governor will lose in an general-election match-up against President Obama.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has opened up a nine-point lead over former House speaker Newt Gingrich among likely voters in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
Hawaii Republican Linda Lingle has amassed $1.7 million in her bid for the Senate, nearly three times the amount raised by her closest Democrat competitor, Rep. Mazie Hirono.
After public support for President Obama's health care law took a dive and then rose again over the fall, it fell again in January, according to the latest poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
House Democratic leaders said Thursday they will reintroduce previously failed legislation that calls for strict disclosure requirements on political campaign donations for ads paid for by corporations, unions and other organizations.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has dismissed suggestions she knows something that could derail Newt Gingrich's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, saying her belief he won't win is based on "instinct."
Bob Dole, Republicans' 1996 presidential nominee, said Thursday that not only did Newt Gingrich hurt his presidential bid but he also cost Republicans seats in the House that year.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has a message for his fellow Democrats running for re-election: Be proud of who you are.
During his brief stop in Arizona to sell his plan for boosting the nation's manufacturing base, President Obama delighted in the balmy Arizona weather, but he probably wasn't expecting a hot-tempered exchange with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer right after Air Force One touched down in Phoenix.
By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years