The Washington Times' political blog.
Former GOP Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson holds an 8-percentage-point lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in a hypothetical matchup for the Badger State's open U.S. Senate seat, according to a new independent poll.
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday assured him the league was taking steps to project player safety and the league's integrity in the wake of an ongoing scandal involving player bounties.
President Obama holds a big lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney in the presidential race, a new poll shows.
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has agreed to face his November challenger Elizabeth Warren in a debate moderated by Tom Brokaw — but only if MSNBC isn't involved and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's widow doesn't take sides in the election.
President Obama thinks Father's Day is a "forgotten holiday," but you won't catch him saying it around his wife anymore.
The latest state jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics represents a mixed bag for President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney in some of the key battleground states, as both men try to convince voters they're best equipped to strengthen the nation's economy.
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.
By John McAfee