Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, says his New Year's Resolution for 2014 is to improve an area of what he called his own "dismal performance" in 2013: baseball trivia.
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Two new polls show President Obama's approval rating remains below 50 percent, but that it's ticked back up after plummeting in the wake of a string of terrible news for, and missteps by, the administration, notably the botched rollout of his health care law and new revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.
New Hampshire state Rep. David Campbell has admitted to smashing into a group of ducks — reportedly killing at least one — and leaving the scene before police arrived.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Monday that the mandate in President Obama's health care law stipulating that virtually all Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine wasn't necessary.
Former Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, said in his weekly column that "raising the minimum wage actually harms those at the bottom of the income ladder" and raising it by "government decree" "appeals to those who do not understand economics."
Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz still believes in his anti-Obamacare stance that, political pundits argue, helped bring about this year's 16-day government shutdown.
When Obamacare policies go into effect Jan. 1, some Americans may be surprised to learn that their favored doctors or specialists aren't covered under new plans.
Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, said being able to pass a short-term unemployment insurance extension in the Senate may put the pressure on Speaker John A. Boehner to hold a vote in the House.
The U.S. Border Patrol earlier this month arrested a 12-year-old illegal immigrant smuggling 80 pounds of marijuana from Mexico into Texas, reigniting a debate over controversial comments made by a Republican congressman earlier this year about children's involvement in the cross-border drug trade.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, said the only way to get Republicans to support an unconditional extension to unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed is to motivate ordinary Americans to speak up.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, is continuing to fight for the release of an American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a parody video online that the country said threatened national security.
The majority of Americans said the economy is still hurting and they weren't optimistic for it to get any better in the next year, a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday found.
Republicans have lengthened their lead over Democrats in early polling for the 2014 elections, a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday found.
One analyst predicts that the gridlock will lessen in Washington in 2014, beginning with the fight over increasing the debt ceiling.
Rep. Eliot Engel, New York Democrat, said Tuesday it's "disgraceful" that Republicans refused to extend long-term unemployment benefits that expire Saturday for more than a million Americans.