The Washington Times' political blog.
Rep. Michele Bachmann isn't ruling out another run for the presidency.
The congressman who wrote the Patriot Act said he never intended for the snooping law to be used to grab millions of records in a government fishing expedition like the secret court-approved Verizon phone-records search revealed in news reports this week.
Sen. Rand Paul said that it is "an astounding assault on the Constitution" for the National Security Agency to secretly collect telephone records from millions of Verizon customers.
Responding to the news that the National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers, Sen. Jeff Flake said Thursday that he assumes the intelligence agency also is gathering information from "all the other carriers as well."
A day after First Lady Michelle Obama confronted a gay-rights heckler at a fundraiser, the White House said she handled the situation "brilliantly."
Five years after being denied the chance to speak at Germany's famous Brandenburg Gate, President Obama will deliver a speech at the site where other U.S. presidents have made history.
The Democrat running against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in November said Wednesday that the Republican's decision to hold a special U.S. Senate election just weeks before their Election Day showdown smacks of politics.
A Republican-led House panel has expanded its investigation into reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called members of the health care industry to suggest they donate money to a nonprofit group that is promoting President Obama's health care law.
More people support than oppose the targeting and killing of Americans living in other countries who are suspected members of terrorist groups.
President Obama's approval rating has remained steady, but the recent dust-ups over the Internal Revenue Service, the attack in Benghazi and the Justice Department's targeting of journalists has raised doubts about the administration, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The Republican National Committee is taking steps to rebound from its troubled relationship with technology by hiring as chief technology officer a former Facebook and Google employee. Andy Barkett will head the party's data and digital departments in that role, it announced Tuesday.
The Heritage Foundation reports that the Republican-controlled House has revived President Obama's proposed Christmas Tree Tax — a 15 cent fee on every freshly cut Christmas tree.
The "No Child Left Behind" education law is still on the books in more than a dozen states, but legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats on Tuesday would eliminate the decade-old law and replace it with state-designed accountability systems.
Republican lawmakers urged President Obama's top health official on Tuesday to intercede on behalf of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl in desperate need of a lung transplant.
Roads and bridges aren't the only parts of the nation's infrastructure in desperate need of repair.