Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., backed funding for a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that could affect the value of property he owns nearby.
Unions believe they played a key role in the Democrats' success in the US elections this week and now they want a payback. [Oooh, I hear the cash register ringing again.]
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.
Democrats won control of the House early Wednesday after a dozen years of Republican rule in a resounding repudiation of a war, a president and a scandal-scarred Congress.
With Democrats now assured of 50 Senate seats [this includes Independents Sanders (VT) and Lieberman (CT)], the battle for outright control came down to Virginia, where the party's candidate held a very small lead.
Democrats completed an improbable double-barreled election sweep of Congress on Wednesday, taking control of the Senate with a victory in Virginia as they padded their day-old majority in the House.
The wave of voter discontent that put Democrats in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives also hit state legislatures, where the party won control of more chambers than Republicans.
What difference will it make if the Democrats win one or both houses in Congress? One has to doubt that the Democrats collectively have a better foreign policy to offer. The primary problem of the leadership of the Democratic Party is that it believe
In 1994, Deval Patrick, the Democratic candidate for governor who was then assitant attorney general, concluded there was insufficient basis to prosecute FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi for shooting and killing 43-year old Vicki Weaver.
The battle to represent hurricane-battered New Orleans in Congress should turn on which candidate can best help rebuild the city but the buzz is about how $90,000 in cold hard cash ended up in the Democratic incumbent's freezer.
Even if Democrats win control of Congress next week, an immediate change of course in Iraq policy is unlikely, the party's chairman said. Howard Dean said the party did not believe there should be a sudden pullout of all US troops.
The New York Post endorsed Democratic Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton for re-election on Monday, saying her GOP challenger, John Spencer, "isn't a credible alternative." "Surprised? Well, so are we _ a little,' said the Post editor
The mailing highlights Christopher's Carney's role in a small intelligence analysis shop inside the Pentagon before the Iraq war. The top of the mailing warns voter, "Chris Carney failed out nation once." "Don't give Chri
In a state that voted nearly 2 to 1 for President Bush in 2004, 9 former Republicans will be on the November ballot as Democrats. Among them is Mark Parkinson, a former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been using campaign donations instead of his personal money to pay Christmas bonuses for the support staff at the Ritz-Carlton where he lives in an upscale condominium. Federal election law bars candidates from
A U.S. congressional board which oversees a Capitol Hill internship program rocked by a sex scandal, discussed allegations involving a second lawmaker, said Rep. Dale Kildee, a Michigan Democrat.
Elsewhere, Democratic challengers are either ahead or close in races in five states held by the Republicans: Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, according to political strategists in both parties and the latest polls.
The White House funneled millions of dollars through major Republican Party contributors to Sen. Joseph Lieberman's primary campaign in a failed effort to ensure the support of the former Democrat for the Bush administration.
Ned Lamont's victory over Senator Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary two weeks ago has been hailed by many as a victory for the movement against the war in Iraq. Lamont has been an ardent critic of the Bush adminstration's
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A battle over race that had divided Alabama's Democratic Party came to an end yesterday when the party's executive committee reinstated a white gay woman as its nominee to represent a historically black Birmingham district in the state legisl
The latest state-by-state analysis by the Rothenberg Political Report projects a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.
Hillary Clinton is meeting with Ned Lamont in the next few days on her home turf in Chappaqua in what may well be a more important meeting for her future than for Lamont's. Their get-together is coming at a crossroads moment for both Hillary and
Republicans have determined that they can gain more politically by supporting Lieberman and casting him as the victim of an anti-war, liberal-dominated Democratic party than they can gain from backing their own candidate, Alan Schlesinger.
One year after labor groups vowed to punish 15 Democrats who joined Republicans in the US Congress to approve a Central American free trade pact, most have easily won their party's nomination to run again. Democrats still angry about the U.S.-Ce
Democrats see Lieberman's loss as a referendum on President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, while Republicans says it shows that Democrats are soft on national security issues.
The imperfect candidacy of Ned Lamont for the Connecticut Senate now held by Joe Lieberman
Fueled by opposition to the Iraq war and anger at President Bush, liberal grass-roots and Internet activists claimed their most significant political victory— defeat of Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman. [Can McCain campaign "reform" be far
Top Democrats on Capitol Hill abandoned Sen. Joe Lieberman one by one Wednesday and threw their support to Ned Lamont, the anti-war challenger who defeated him in the primary
According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President's political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: "The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do."