A broad plan for spending cuts proposed by the top Republican on the House Budget Committee has injected serious policy heft into the conversation -- and given Democrats a target to return fire.
The Fox News host insists his three-hour "Restoring Honor" event Saturday will not be a political rally, a "tea party" celebration or even a vehicle for personal aggrandizement. But defining what it is has proved to be an irresistible challenge for supporters and skeptics alike.
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Friday night it raised $8.5 million in July, outpacing -- for the fourth straight month -- the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which last month brought in $6.2 million.
The Obama administration says the stimulus worked by creating millions of jobs and staving off a depression - doing so with great transparency. It should be a crowning achievement as Democrats prepare for November's congressional elections.
Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama for comments about a proposed mosque near New York's ground zero, suggesting that the matter will escalate into a significant campaign issue leading into the November midterm elections.
As members of Congress retreat from Washington this month to spend time in their home states, House Democrats and Republicans have traded barbs accusing each other of hiding from the public this summer.
The road to a Republican congressional majority may not run through New England, but GOP officials expect to make at least a few inroads this fall in a region where they suffered heavy losses in recent election cycles.
No fewer than 65 House seats across the country — an overwhelming majority held by Democrats — are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of regaining power and stoke fears in President Obama's party of losing it.
Democrats are prepared to spend $49 million on TV ads during the final weeks of the midterm elections in their effort to maintain the party's House majority in the face of a strong challenge by Republicans and an anti-establishment bent among voters.