A record 64 percent of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of Congress as "very low" or "low" — a score far worse than car salesmen, telemarketers and lawyers, a new Gallup poll shows.
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Sen. John McCain labeled both President Obama and Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as having failed Monday, after the two met to mark the removal of all U.S. troops from Iraq and to chart a new course for the two countries' relationship.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday he will nominate former Secret Service official Paul D. Irving as the chamber's 37th sergeant at arms.
Rick Santorum's presidential campaign blasted out a fundraising email Monday that assures potential donors that the former Pennsylvania senator "isn't liberal with his money like Mitt Romney."
Mitt Romney said Monday that Newt Gingrich should return the money he was paid working on behalf of Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage company that required a taxpayer bailout and has become a frequent target for conservative critics.
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign unveiled a new website Monday that aims to cast Newt Gingrich as an erratic leader and a clone of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, attacking the candidate as "Newt Nancy."
President Obama had a two-word non-answer Friday for reporters who asked his opinion of a new payroll tax-cut bill introduced by House Republicans: "Merry Christmas."
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a favorite of the tea party and son of GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, warned Friday that the Republican Party would take a step back if it taps either of the race's two frontrunners, Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, as its nominee in the 2012 race.
With friends like Newt Gingrich, there's no need for the political left to hammer the conservative agenda — because the former House Speaker will do it for them. That's the message Mitt Romney's presidential team is pumping home in the new Web ad it released Friday.
President Obama will greet U.S. troops returning from Iraq at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Wednesday to mark the end of the war, the White House has announced.
Under fire for planning a 17-day vacation in Hawaii over the holidays while the economy continues to sputter, President Obama Thursday pledged to stay in Washington until Congress passes a payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance extensions.
Staffers of Rep. Rick Larsen boasted over Twitter that they were drinking and otherwise goofing off on the job, according to a story in the NW Daily Marker.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds double-digit leads for the Republican presidential nomination over rival Mitt Romney in the key states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Mitt Romney appears to be preparing for battle in the early nomination states, releasing an television ad this week that indirectly draws contrasts with blemishes from Newt Gingrich's professional and personal life.
Newt Gingrich edged out Mitt Romney in a Delaware GOP straw poll Wednesday night by a margin of 40 percent to 39 percent.