Orrin Hatch has served Utah for many years — maybe too many. The political mood among Republican voters favors fresh faces with tea party connections, and while the 76-year-old Mr. Hatch may be a veritable political institution in his state, he's not exactly fresh.
In a major setback for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Virginia struck down as unconstitutional a key provision of the landmark health care law, saying that forcing all Americans to buy health insurance "exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power."
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily shut down access to five chemicals used to produce "fake pot" products now being marketed in stores and online, making the possession and sale of the chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the U.S. for at least a year.
"Congress: The Sequel" is shaping up as one blockbuster that Hollywood would rather not greenlight.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday took aim at President Obama's appointee to oversee a major component of his health care overhaul plan, complaining about the way the nomination was made and the lack of time given to lawmakers to question him.
Senate Republicans Tuesday took aim at President Obama's choice to oversee a key component of his health care overhaul plan, complaining about the way the choice was made and the lack of time given to lawmakers to question him.
President Obama, after enduring global criticism of U.S. financial policy on a 10-day trip to Asia, is facing renewed anger at home from his own base, many of whom have two words of advice when it comes to thorny policy fights such as the Bush-era tax cuts: Toughen up.
It was indeed sad to see that the debate in the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan deteriorated into a mere guessing game as to the final tally of votes rather than a debate on the nominee's merits or demerits ("Kagan's confirmation tally becomes Hill guessing game," Politics, Tuesday).
A small but growing chorus of Capitol Hill Democrats say they support delaying a scheduled expiration of Bush-era tax cuts on wealthier Americans, bucking the Obama administration's desire to shield only middle-income earners from a tax increase.