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The Washington Times' political blog.
Voters are closely divided on whether Republicans in Congress or Democrats and the White House are doing the better job in the current battle over a new federal budget plan, according to a new poll.
While voters are questioning how President Obama is handling the economy, most still blame his predecessor for the problems the nation faces, a new poll says.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesn't foresee a battle in his state similar to the one raging in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's proposed legislation to curtail collective bargaining rights for most state employees.
Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown, an original tea party darling who has broken at times with the conservative movement since winning a special election last year, further distanced himself from the tea party Tuesday by saying "I'm not a social crusader."
A freshman House member has some pointed advice for the upper chamber: Cut your vacation short and get back to work.
Sen. John Thune said Tuesday he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination this year, making it likely no sitting senator will be part of the GOP's fray.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has submitted her first two bills of the new Congress and she is taking seriously Republicans' new requirement that all bills cite the appropriate constitutional authority that gives lawmakers the power to act.
Americans have an overwhelmingly favorable view of George Washington, but very few consider the first president's birthday as a very important holiday, a new polls shows.
The House spending debate has turned to a discussion of whether to defund Democrats' new health care law, and several Republicans have called it "Obamacare" in their House speeches. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, says that's insulting, and a violation of the House rules.
A member of President Obama's high-profile deficit commission said Wednesday that the White House missed an opportunity to lead the country back onto the path of long-term fiscal health when it rolled out a 2012 budget that did not tackle the popular entitlement programs that are the biggest drivers of federal spending.
Florida's newly minted Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said he will return $2.4 billion in federal funds for a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando — a move that kills the project and has set off a cacophony of bipartisan complaints from Capitol Hill lawmakers from the Sunshine State.
Two Democratic senators have asked Major League Baseball and its players union to ban tobacco products on the field, in the dugout and in the locker rooms at MLB venues.
Sen. Mark Kirk's new seating assignment in the Senate chamber is sweet— literally.
Rep. Ron Paul, appearing on CNN Monday morning, defended himself against comments made over the weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference by real estate magnate Donald Trump, who is considering a run for the 2012 GOP Republican presidential nomination. "I've won 11 times ... I don't know whether he has earned the right to criticize somebody for not winning an election when I don't know how many elections he's won himself."
Senate Democrats have argued that Congress should focus on cutting waste and removing tax breaks for oil companies rather than tackle major spending cuts, but Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday said cuts will have to go deeper than just waste.
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