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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller is the Politics Editor for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves to the audience at the conclusion of her address to the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum closing plenary in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Stop Hillary PAC prods FEC to act on complaint against pro-Clinton group

The Stop Hillary PAC, an organization dedicated to preventing Hillary Rodham Clinton from becoming the next president, pressured the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday to act on a complaint that another group with the opposite goal is illegally operating as a Clinton campaign committee. Published May 14, 2014

Congressional candidate Keith Crisco, who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken, died from injuries sustained in a fall on Monday. (Associated Press)

Clay Aiken congressional challenger found dead

In a stunning turn of events, North Carolina congressional candidate Keith Crisco, who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary race with former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken, was found dead in his home Monday, according to reports. Published May 12, 2014

Rep. Nick J. Rahall II and Sen. Joe Manchin III (rear) are Democrats from a conservative state. (Associated Press)

The coal-state Democrat may be climate casualty

President Obama's aggressive focus on climate change is intended to fire up Democrats' environmentalist base, but it's burning some of the party's most endangered incumbents. Published May 12, 2014

"I'm not aware that Congress is doing anything," said Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, Oregon Democrat. "I don't think anybody wants to wade into it." (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

States' moves on marijuana leave lawmakers dazed and confused

Capitol Hill lawmakers are dazed and confused when it comes to dealing with the growing number of states legalizing marijuana use, which has created a glaring conflict with federal statutes outlawing cannabis as a Schedule I drug — the classification for the most dangerous controlled substances. Published May 11, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Jim Jordan. (Associated Press)

Rep. Jim Jordan: Justice Dept. won't say who will lead IRS probe

A Republican lawmaker clashed with a top Justice Department official Friday over the administration's refusal to disclose even the most basic information about its probe of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups. Published May 9, 2014

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

DNC chief: Tea party has won GOP 'civil war'

The head of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that the victory of the candidate backed by the Republican Party establishment in the North Carolina Senate primary does not signal the decline of the tea party's power. Published May 7, 2014

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, one of the Senate's most endangered Democrats, was the lead sponsor of the energy bill that included the pipeline. (Associated Press)

Push for Keystone vote puts Senate Democrats in a bind in election year

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got stuck this week in the political tangle of the Keystone XL pipeline, caught between the party's environmentalist base that fiercely opposes it and vulnerable Senate Democrats from red states who want to vote to approve the long-stalled project. Published May 6, 2014

Massachusetts 'tossup' threatens Obama agenda

The close Senate contest in usually reliably blue Massachusetts - a race that could prove crucial to the fate of President Obama's agenda - got tighter and uglier Thursday as the Democratic Party fought to hold on to the seat of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Published January 15, 2010

Weiner blasts health care 'negotiation'

As President Obama prodded Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday to finish health care legislation, Rep. Anthony Weiner gave a stern warning to the White House: "We don't like negotiating with a gun to our head." Published January 13, 2010

Democrats chart dim midterm course

Facing a disgruntled electorate and bracing for losses in the November midterm elections, Democrats hope to make up ground by framing this year's campaign as a fight against Republicans who want to turn back the clock on progress. Published January 13, 2010

McCain slams court decision

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Obama's tougher talk about fighting terrorism after the attempted Christmas airline bombing does not match his decision to try the bomber in civilian court. Published January 11, 2010

Kaine: GOP 'civil war' ace in hole

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Democrats will do better than expected in this year's midterm elections because the Republican Party is being torn apart by an internal "civil war" with conservative activists. Published January 11, 2010

McCain: Obama terror talk, policy don't match

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Obama's tougher talk about fighting terrorism following the attempted Christmas airliner bombing does not match his decision to try the bomber in civilian court. Published January 10, 2010

Senate panel gavels set to change hands in '11

Surprise retirement announcements by two high-ranking Senate Democrats this week started a game of musical chairs to fill top seats in the committee system. Published January 8, 2010

'Tea party' head warns GOP of Fla. repeat

A founder of the "tea party" movement said Wednesday he had a warning for Republican state leaders: Back conservative candidates or else other states will suffer the same backlash that toppled Florida's Republican Party chairman this week. Published January 7, 2010

Tea Party head warns GOP of Fla. repeat

A founder of the Tea Party movement said Wednesday he had a warning for Republican leaders: Back conservative candidates or else other states will suffer the same backlash that toppled Florida's Republican Party chairman this week. Published January 6, 2010

Recruits for 2010 put glee in GOP

Conservative and Republican candidates who sat on the sidelines during the Democratic electoral surges of 2006 and 2008 are jumping into the 2010 midterm elections with renewed confidence after President Obama's first year in office. Published January 6, 2010

Dems tout year of wins but wait for more Obama priorities

The Senate's Christmas Eve passage of health care reforms capped a year of legislative victories for the Democrats, including a $787 billion economic stimulus and measures to expand government health insurance for poor children and fortify workplace discrimination laws. Published December 31, 2009