President Obama's call for a modified line-item veto ran into the buzz saw of congressional prerogative on Thursday, with a swell of bipartisan lawmakers telling the White House to use the veto authority it already has in the Constitution rather than take more power from Congress.
Amor, si si? Well, actually, no, no. The Arizona immigration law has taken a big bite out of Mexican affection for Americans, says the massive new Pew Global Attitudes poll - which plumbed the attitudes of more than 24,000 people in 22 countries.
A black lawmaker is battling the son of one-time segregationist Strom Thurmond for the Republican congressional nomination in Charleston, a contest that could provide an indicator of both racial progress in the South and the GOP's efforts to diversify the party.
A Republican no longer, Gov. Charlie Crist just can't seem to get enough of President Obama or Democratic priorities.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a $140 billion tax cuts and spending package in a resounding defeat for President Obama and Democratic leaders, sending a signal deficits are starting to take priority over new stimulus spending on Capitol Hill.
Congressional negotiators on Wednesday jettisoned a House amendment that threatened to interfere with the Federal Reserve's anti-inflation efforts while widening the public window for viewing into the Fed's secretive lending and securities market activities.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a $140 billion taxes and spending package in a resounding defeat for President Obama and Democratic leaders that signaled the era of freewheeling stimulus spending is giving way to greater concern for deficits.
When her day job as House speaker ends, Nancy Pelosi might one day retire to her vineyard in Napa Valley.
Gen. David H. Petraeus, who oversees the war in Afghanistan as head of U.S. Central Command, compared the conflict there to a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs similar to what was seen in Iraq.