The Washington Times' political blog.
As Mitt Romney signed shiny new campaign posters on Wednesday, one voter handed him a yellowed flier that bore the name "George Romney" — a leftover from the campaign Mitt's father waged for the GOP nomination in 1968.
Democrats have the "wind at our backs" and are poised to make a run at winning control of the Republican-held House in the November elections, said Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel.
Former Secret Service official Paul D. Irving was sworn in Monday evening as the chamber's 37th sergeant at arms.
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Todd R. Platts announced Tuesday he won't seek a seventh term this year, saying he wants a more "family friendly" schedule.
Responding to the call for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax records, President Obama's spokesman noted Tuesday that the practice is "a very standard tradition."
Rep. Ron Paul will drop off the campaign trail in South Carolina on Wednesday and fly back to Washington to cast a vote against raising the debt ceiling, his campaign said Tuesday.
President Obama, who told an interviewer last month his re-election campaign is still searching for a slogan, got a suggestion Monday night during a celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: "Buses are still a-coming."
Comedian Stephen Colbert is using a fake presidential campaign to make a real point about the power of money and influence in politics.
Leading GOP legislators are accusing the Obama administration of ducking a requirement to tell insurers exactly what benefits they must cover under the new health care law — and how much it will cost them.
Choosing his words carefully, White House spokesman Jay Carney reacted cautiously to a Friday New York Times story that said the Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communications to warn Iran that closing off the Straits of Hormuz would be a “red line” that would provoke an American response.
The White House seemed confused over which chamber it is dealing with when it comes to the controversial recess appointments President Obama made last week.
White House spokesman Jay Carney Thursday predicted a robust debate “when the time comes” over the records of President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on company restructuring and job losses.
A week after Joseph P. Kennedy III said he was mulling a run to replace Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat who is retiring, would-be primary challengers are beginning to step aside.
Democrats, who for days have criticized the top two House Republicans for leading overseas trips instead of working to extend the expiring payroll cuts, have upped the ante with a new website: www.WhereInTheWorldIsJohnBoehner.com.
Four months after Democrat Elizabeth Warren announced a bid for Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown's seat, the Wall Street watchdog has proven her fundraising prowess by collecting $5.7 million in the last three months of 2011 — nearly double the sum raised by Mr. Brown.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution