Republican Party voters are desperately seeking a principled conservative who can win back the White House. The Nov. 6, 2012, election can't come soon enough for those who want to put an end to Obamacare, trillion-dollar spending sprees and regulatory excess. On Thursday, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced he will run for the GOP nod in the currently wide-open contest for the nomination. Mr. Johnson's greatest handicap appears to be that nobody knows who he is.
Fairfax County officials say they won't sue the Defense Department over the relocation of thousands of workers from Arlington to Alexandria, despite a report that showed the Army misled lawmakers about potential traffic gridlock around the new offices.
Lukewarm turnout and a few scattered problems at the polls marked a special election Tuesday to fill an at-large D.C. Council seat.
More Hispanics than ever voted in the November 2010 election as a relatively young population reached the voting age, a fresh sign that the fastest growing U.S. minority stands as a formidable force in electoral politics.
Several sources have told the Associated Press that President Obama will likely name seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
New Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday that the GOP's potential presidential candidates such as Donald Trump have a right to make claims about President Obama's birth certificate, and he is not going to play referee as the party struggles to settle on a 2012 nominee.
Reports coming in from congressional town hall meetings during the Easter recess say that Republican lawmakers were peppered with angry questions about cutting Medicare.
The House GOP's agenda has tilted so far right that it's creating opportunities for Democrats to try to reclaim seats they lost just a few months ago, said Ann Kirkpatrick, the first former member of Congress to announce that she would seek a rematch in 2012.
A former head of the Democratic Party called the prime minister of Iraq a "mass murderer" on Tuesday and accused him of ordering a bloody attack on disarmed Iranian dissidents under international protection.