The chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday said he thinks the chances that President Obama will face a serious primary challenger in 2012 are "virtually nil."
Heavy snow has been predicted for the nation's capital on Sunday from a storm that gave a rare white Christmas to parts of the South and caused airlines to cancel hundreds of flights on Saturday.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week made the pitch for a $4 billion investment in transportation. Given the gridlock on many of the commonwealth's roads - particularly in the north - this goal has some appeal. Unfortunately, the specifics in the governor's proposal will put future generations in debt without addressing the fundamental cause of congestion.
Millions of jobless Americans could see unemployment benefits run out in coming weeks after an effort to extend them failed in the House on Thursday.
Democrats are turning to black voters for help in next week's midterm elections, hoping they can be the jolt of energy needed to stem projected losses by winning key competitive congressional and gubernatorial races.
Powerful Hurricane Earl spun toward the East Coast on Wednesday, driving tourists from North Carolina's vacation islands and threatening to bring damaging winds and waves all along the Atlantic seaboard through Labor Day weekend.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency to help prepare for Hurricane Earl.
A sure sign that an administration is in trouble is Beltway buzz about making dramatic changes at or near the top. Lately, there has been increasing chatter about moving Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to a new job. The goal of the musical chairs would be to keep her from challenging the politically flailing President Obama in a Democratic primary in 2012.
The poster boys for the Republican Party's resurgence - Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts - are deploying their differing styles to aid the GOP's quest for midterm election victory.