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  • Huckabee calls for term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices

    28 March 2015, 6:52 pm

    Prospective presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called Saturday for the imposition of term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices, saying that the nation’s founders never intended to create lifetime, irrevocable posts.
  • Sen. Harry Reid's retirement poses challenge for Democratic unity

    27 March 2015, 9:57 pm

    The surprise retirement of Sen. Harry Reid, the gritty top Democrat in Congress, risks unraveling perhaps the biggest accomplishment of his combative decade in leadership: keeping unruly Democrats united in support of President Obama's agenda and rebuffing an…
  • Nevada after Sen. Harry Reid: Will Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval run?

    27 March 2015, 7:42 pm

    In a relatively small state, Harry Reid loomed terrifically large, so his decision to exit the U.S. Senate after 2016 opens a massive void that left members of both parties scrambling.
  • With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight

    27 March 2015, 3:24 pm

    Retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s quick endorsement of New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the chamber could be an early signal he hopes to avoid what could be a contentious battle for a rare opening in party leadership.
  • Senate OKs budget, but GOP rift over Pentagon emerges

    27 March 2015, 7:07 am

    The Senate stayed in session all night to pass a $3.7-trillion Republican budget early Friday, grinding through tough -- but symbolic -- votes that provided the new Congress with a needed achievement.
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house: 'He'll do well'

    26 March 2015, 9:18 am

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama prison early Thursday after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on furs, vacations and other luxury items.
  • House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs

    25 March 2015, 7:01 pm

    House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week.
  • A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress

    24 March 2015, 6:46 pm

    This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
  • Ted Cruz's entry into 2016 race puts pressure on Republicans

    23 March 2015, 10:21 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz jumped into the 2016 presidential race Monday in the same way he intends to run his campaign: upstaging rival Republicans with a splashy, impassioned speech that sought to drag the national conversation further to the right than many in his party…
  • Hillary Clinton takes on inequality in remarks to liberal group

    23 March 2015, 1:25 pm

    Hillary Clinton addressed the promise of urban renewal as an engine for economic expansion Monday but stressed the need for fostering growth "in a way that lifts everybody up."

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