- DOJ reaches largest-ever federal government settlement over auto loan discrimination
- U.S. Navy to start giving gay couples marriage benefits in Japan
- Sen. Harry Reid goes to hospital as a precaution
- Fla.’s Trey Radel exits rehab, ‘excited’ to resume congressional role
- U.S. nuclear general boozed it up, chased ‘hot women’ in Russia: report
- 45 Calif. students at one school test positive for tuberculosis exposure
- Rob Ford on women: Give them cash ‘and they are happy’
- Ku Klux Klan group holds recruitment meeting in Maryland
- Airport assassination: Mayor, 3 others killed at Manila airport
- Tea party-type lawmakers take mysterious, off-books trip to Mideast
Latest Republican Party Items
Dozens of people who don't want former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to be Chicago's next mayor are moving ahead with efforts to keep him off the February ballot.
Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Two top Republican senators were confident Sunday that Congress will extend Bush-era tax rates, perhaps by this week.
GOP leader Newt Gingrich said Sunday he is serious about running for president in 2012 and will make his decision by late February on March.
The Obama administration lavished billions of stimulus dollars on wind-power producers and other renewable-energy interests, but the whirl of the turbines may slow dramatically as budget-cutting Republicans take their seats in the next Congress.
Fast-growing Texas is poised to be the biggest winner of all when it comes to picking up influence in Congress in the next few years, and Republicans are salivating at the prospect of fattening the largest GOP delegation in Washington.
Their defeat on the Senate floor is predictable and the speeches have the ring of the recent campaign season. But Democrats are already eyeing the 2012 elections and eager to engineer a showdown over tax cuts in an attempt to depict Republicans as guardians of the rich.
After ballot-box blowouts in 2006 and 2008, many Republicans feared they were becoming a permanent minority party. Adding to their worries were racial minorities, whose long-term population projections and his toric allegiance to the Democrats presaged a major demographic challenge. Then along came November 2010, when the Republicans delivered a "shellacking" in the midterm elections and increased their national share of the Hispanic vote from 31 percent in 2008 to 38 percent. In the process, Republicans gained two Hispanic governors, one Hispanic senator and five Hispanic congressmen.
Christine O'Donnell has lost an election, but gained a book deal.