"What does degrading mean? Do you not want to degrade a terrorist, not hurt them, but degrade them, if they are going to take out your family, if they are going to assassinate you? That's the question that is being worked out," he said.
Indictments, investigations and a congressman's guilty plea for taking millions in bribes have left most Americans convinced that political corruption is a deeply rooted problem
Arianna Huffington's love affair with John McCain – it's over! The man of her dreams is showing his true colors as a two-timing, shift-shaping, canny politician. One can only wonder why it took Arianna so long to wake up from her self-induced
"Energy that used to go into ideas is now devoted to defending Republican politicians. Former conservative activists have become Republican lobbyists. (When conservatism was a movement of ideas, it attracted oddballs; now that it's a movemen
"I was a lifelong Republican before Republicans pushed the power of government into my private family decisions," Schiavo said. "[let's not] forget those politicians who shamelessly sought to squeeze political leverage out of my f
The House is abandoning plans to move in the waning days of this congressional session on major legislation to shore up the financially troubled employer-based pensions systems.
Widening corruption scandals in Washington are heightening Republican sentiments for a GOP leadership shake-up early next year that would permanently replace former majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).
Republican leaders in Congress are hoping to complete a bill to curb the growth of student loans, Medicaid and other benefit programs before Christmas, though they may delay extending tax cuts until next year.
Back in the mid-1990s, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, aggressively delving into alleged misconduct by the Clinton administration, logged 140 hours of sworn testimony into whether former president Bill Clinton had used the White H
Political stunts by both parties have created an air of acrimony that is infecting the parties' entire agendas. The bitterness reached a new high -- or low -- on Friday when House Republicans forced a late-night vote on a resolution for immediate
The head of an environmental group that Interior Secretary Gale Norton helped found denied on Thursday trading access to the Bush administration for contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff's tribal clients.
President Bush's positive job rating continues to fall, touching another new low for his presidency. And he's not alone. Cabinet members, Congressional leaders and both parties in Congress have also seen their ratings slip, with Democrats see
Top U.S. Republicans, stung by election defeats last week, acknowledged political problems on Sunday but rejected predictions that Democrats would win back control of the U.S. Congress next year.
The Travis County prosecutor's case is based almost entirely on DeLay's admissions to Earle and his subsequent statements in media interviews about the money transfers. To date, Earle has not gathered compelling testimony from other witnesses
"David came in the building and started making vile comments to me," Paul Argazzi said. "Vile and disgusting comments about my wife and my mother, which I can't repeat."
President Bush made a last-minute dash into Virginia's bruising governor's race, hoping to give a bounce to the Republican candidate in one of several contests being closely monitored for evidence of how the GOP's recent struggles are inf
Republican candidate John Greene said Mary Peters is not eligible because she lived, voted and owned a home in Virginia during a four-year stint working for President Bush as his federal highway administrator.
Many prominent Republican contenders to Napolitano have waved off a race, leaving only two announced candidates: a former lawmaker who has been out of office for nearly a decade, and a Goldwater relative. "I keep hoping that somebody will turn u
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign said it was withdrawing a television advertisement that featured the governor appealing to voters to support his slate of ballot initiatives due to his falling popularity?
Attorney General Terry Goddard asked a court Thursday to toss a freshman lawmaker out of office for illegally overspending his publicly funded campaign budget to get elected in 2004.
Bush promised a veto to prevent any such bill from becoming law. Stem cell research, with its potential promise for finding cures for debilitating diseases, has broad public support. Bush is suffering the lowest approval ratings of his presidency.
Chickens coming home to roost.
"If we had an outbreak somewhere in the United States, do we not then quarantine that part of the country? And how do you, then, enforce a quarantine?" Bush asked at a news conference.
Those who still live in the reality-based community, however, may sense they're watching the beginning of the end of something big. It's not just Mr. DeLay, a k a the Hammer, who is on life support, but a Washington establishment whose infatu
Think it’s fair to say that the combination Sunday of the Walter Pincus-Jim VandeHei piece in The Washington Post and George Stephanopoulos’ bombshell on television’s This Week felt like a tug on the noose around the White House’s neck?
Here is a little scoop for TPMCafé: Bill Kristol, Robert Kagan, Gary Schmitt and other members of PNAC (the Project for a New American Century) are launching a new club called “Committee for a Strong Europe.” They just began inviting politicians and