- Obama: Hole U.S. ‘digging out of’ requires billions more in unemployment benefits
- Obama’s regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report
- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
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Very few Americans are fans of both "The Communist Manifesto" and "Mein Kampf," as 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, the purported Tucson killer, apparently was. Fewer still post on the Internet fears about "brainwashing," "mind control" and "conscience dreaming"; have long records of public disruption and aberrant behavior; were expelled from community college; or were rejected summarily for military service.
The new battle lines literally haven't even been drawn on the map yet, but the political jostling is well under way in states that will gain and lose U.S. House seats in 2012 because of congressional redistricting.
GOP leaders will postpone all legislation scheduled to be considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives following the shooting Saturday of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Arizona.
Cut spending, raise taxes and fees, and accept billions of dollars from Congress. That's been the formula for states trying to survive the worst economy since the 1930s.
Republican Tim Pawlenty, trying to carve out a national identity as he tilts toward a presidential campaign, sculpts an image as a faith-based politician in a memoir infused with Bible verses and the flavor of his blue-collar upbringing.
Call it a constitutional do-over. Two days after they took control of the House, Republicans on Friday had to clean up the mess left when two of their members failed to properly take the oath of office, even though they had been voting and conducting business as if they had.
Forty-six. Twelve. Four. I hope to tattoo those numbers right onto the brain of every Republican member of Congress. 46-12-4. If that sounds like a launch code or a countdown, that's because in some ways it is. 46-12-4 is a warning that Americans are increasingly losing their patience with Washington and won't wait long to remove members of Congress from either party who go astray.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, said Thursday the new health care law is getting in the way of job creation and vowed that Republicans are committed to repealing it.
The Obama administration on Thursday told Congress the government is about to hit the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling and will need authority to borrow more, kicking off the first major test of spending restraint and the strength of Republicans' new congressional power.