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Republicans said Wednesday it's now Democrats' turn to feel the heat of trying to work out a budget deal.
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz on Wednesday was appointed the state's next U.S. senator, bucking the dying wishes of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye to win the support of Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
Regardless of the resolution to the "fiscal cliff," President Obama's relations with Congress appear likely to worsen.
Republicans and Democrats in state capitals across the country are talking ambitiously about what they will do next year with the unchecked power they amassed in the fall elections. In more states than not, one party now has full control of government.
President Obama is cutting his Christmas vacation in Hawaii short to return overnight Wednesday to Washington, where the tax-and-spending debate awaits him.
Sen. John Kerry is on track to become the next secretary of state. Already, Massachusetts Democrats are scrambling for a candidate to fill the Senate vacancy he would leave behind.
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 Sen. John F. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
What an irony it was to watch the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre finally emerge after a self-imposed and highly publicized week of silence after the incomprehensible killings of 20 elementary school children.
Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for U.S. Sen. John Kerry's seat, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state.