Chris Christie Kicks Off ‘What’s Happened to Our Country?’

Here comes the big guy. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is using his annual State of the State Address Tuesday to tackle what he calls...

California Attorney General Kamala Harris to Run for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate Seat

Kamala Harris was elected in November to a second term as California attorney general. (Jae C. Hong, AP Photo) California Attorney General Kamala Harris will...

Dianne Feinstein Warns Terrorist Sleeper Cells Are In United States

A Senate leader said Sunday she thinks terrorist sleeper cells are in the U.S. — a claim sure to spark even greater fears of...

Paul Ryan Will Not Run for President in 2016

Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, said Monday he will not seek the White House and will remain in Congress, where he...

Republicans: A Party Divided on Obama’s Healthcare Law

After President Obama’s Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, Republicans at both the state and federal levels seemed to speak with one voice...

It’s Been Quite a Week for Jeb Bush

Who knew former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) was not only ready to run for president (I wrongly predicted last month he would rather swallow...

Romney Reportedly Told Donors he is Considering 2016 White House Bid

Mitt Romney told longtime supporters Friday that he is considering running for president again in 2016, according to several reports. The Wall Street Journal, Politico...

In First 3 Days of New Congress, Republicans Introduce Five Anti-Abortion Bills

Emboldened by a new Senate majority, Republicans in Congress introduced five abortion restrictions in the first three days of the new legislative session that...

In Republican Party, a Division of Ideology and Age

Three years before he ran for president in 2008, a newly slim Mike Huckabee peddled a book with a title that doubled as a lecture:...

Boehner’s Revenge: Representatives Who Voted Against him Kicked Off Rules Committee

John Boehner is getting revenge. After he secured his third term as speaker Tuesday afternoon, losing 25 votes on the House floor to some relative-unknown...

John Boehner Re-elected Speaker of the House Despite Opposition

The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions. The...

Optimistic Republicans Take Over Congress; Run Into Obama Veto Threat on Keystone Pipeline

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight...

Republicans Promise Speedy Action to Push Agenda

In taking control of Congress on Tuesday, Republicans say they will quickly advance energy and health care legislation that stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate...

Obama White House Knocks GOP for Standing by Rep. Steve Scalise Over Speech to...

The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12...

GOP Ready to Challenge President Obama With New Congress

The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President Barack Obama in his...

Poll Shows Most Republicans Want John Boehner Out as Speaker of the House

Sixty percent of Republican voters want John Boehner replaced as Speaker of the House, a new poll shows, as a conservative mutiny grows against...

Most Diverse Congress Yet to be Sworn in This Week: 114th Congress Will Count...

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled...

Homosexual Marriage Advocate Abby Huntsman, Daughter of Former Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman, Thinking...

Abby Huntsman doesn’t see a run for elected office in her future — but she hasn’t ruled it out. "Never say never, right?" she said....

Edward Brooke, First African-American Popularly Elected to the Senate, Dies at 95

Former Sen. Edward Brooke (R-Mass.), who ended an 85-year absence of African-American senators, died on Saturday at age 95, according to Kirsten Hughes, chairwoman...

Obama to Highlight Economic Policies During Swing Through States Ahead of SOTU

President Obama plans to make an aggressive push to tout his economic policies ahead of his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, starting...