'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey easily defeated fellow Rep. Stephen F. Lynch in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and will be the favorite against Republican Gabriel Gomez in a special election to take place June 25.
Massachusetts has a deep blue tint when it comes to politics, but the GOP vowed Wednesday to make the most of the special election to fill the state's Senate seat previously held by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
Political insiders are seeing Sen. John McCain as a key player in the upcoming Senate vote to expand background checks for gun buyers, and that has conservative constituents rocking. They say they're sick and tired of his Republican-In-Name-Only tendencies.
Carter: Kennedy delayed coverage
From Alaska to Florida, the swelling "tea party" front catapulted underdog candidates in Republican primaries this year, but one of its greatest forces has been a highly organized California-based group initially formed to defeat Barack Obama's presidential bid.
House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, is trying to manage an increasingly libertarian-leaning Republican caucus while leading the opposition to President Obama's policies.
John A. Boehner could walk down most American streets without turning a head.
Union leaders will unleash a concerted attack against Republican candidates and their "right-wing agenda" beginning this Labor Day weekend as they rally to stem expected Democratic losses in November's midterm elections.
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.
On July 17, 1980, I was sitting with a group of top-flight journalists when out of the blue one of them asked, "What happened in Washington exactly one year ago today?" After a few minutes of increasingly embarrassed silence, the questioner said, "Jimmy Carter fired his entire Cabinet." In reality, citing a crisis of confidence, President Carter asked his Cabinet to resign, and five of its members did.
Republican Scott Brown owes his election in part to the public furor over the so-called "Cornhusker Kickback," the backroom deal that Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, struck for his vote to pass the health care bill. Now he is following Mr. Nelson's example, winning concessions in the financial-overhaul bill on behalf of Massachusetts banks.
President Obama and thousands of ordinary West Virginians honored the late Robert C. Byrd's legacy at a memorial service in the late senator's home state Friday.
The Senate opened its doors for a final time Thursday for Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginian of humble origins who became a Senate fixture for nearly a quarter of the nation's history.
A master of Senate procedure and federal spending, Sen. Robert C. Byrd died Monday at 92 after the longest congressional career in American history - and it's easy to see the mark he left on his beloved home state of West Virginia.
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, known for his rhetorical flourish, his devotion to his home state of West Virginia and his fierce defense of the legislative branch's constitutional primacy in American government, died Monday morning at the age of 92.
HARTFORD — Edward Kennedy Jr., a son of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, announced Monday he has decided not to run for the Senate seat from Massachusetts that will become vacant if John F. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
Jim Manley, a former senior aide to Democrats including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the man whose seat Mr. Brown won, said the outgoing senator misjudged what he could do.