Across the country this week Democrats are on a political high. Senators and members of Congress alike benefited at the polls from of the poor approval ratings of their Republican counterparts. But even today not every race is decided.
With the case of Senator Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, is going to the jury, and a verdict expected any day now, Capitol News Connection's Todd Zwillich looks into the history of other senators who've been in legal trouble while in office.
The economic rescue plan was extremely unpopular with voters. and only improved a bit once the name changed from 'bailout' to 'rescue package.' For conservative Republicans especially, the bailout smacks of a big government takeover of private business.
To preview Wednesdays final Presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, The Takeaway talks to writer James Fallows. His Atlantic Monthly article, 'Rhetorical Questions,' examined the make-or-break debate moments for candidates.
The House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee grilled Dick Fuld, chief executive of Lehman Brothers, about bonuses paid to the firm's executives even as the company appealed to the federal government for a bailout to save it from bankruptcy.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a proposal that would extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits through year's end -- though it will include a reduction in the length of time a person can receive unemployment benefits.
The U.S. House and Senate have competing transportation bills that both seem stalled as bills that once enjoyed broad, bipartisan support are trapped in the partisan and even intra-Republican squabbling that has been a hallmark of this legislative session.
Rick Santorum unleashed a robocall on Michigan Democrats, reminding them they can vote for him in the very tight Republican Primary. At the same time, Democrat groups are urging Democrats to get out to the polls and vote Santorum, to deny Romney a momentum-building victory.
Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine was the latest moderate congressional representative to decide that the partisan rancor that has enveloped Washington in recent years is so unlikely to get any better that rather than seek re-election, she's rather just go home. And that's only likely to make the partisan divide even worse.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House budget writing committee, is preparing to unveil his latest plan for government spending. Democrats are already criticizing it as an example of Republicans breaking the agreement the two parties reached last August.
Ask Barack Obama about Mitt Romney and you'll get a story about a vampire capitalist. Ask Romney about Obama and you'll hear debt-deficits-spending. Each is trying to define the other in the eyes of the voters in hopes of winning the upcoming election.
Bowing to increasing pressure from Congress, the Obama administration announced that it had appointed two U.S. attorney to investigate who is behind leaks about top secret U.S. intelligence and military programs. This continues a pattern of aggressively prosecuting leakers under the Obama administration.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, largely upholding President Barack Obama's healthcare reform bill, Republicans are trying a different strategy. They're trying to get voters fired up and retake the Senate in November, so they can repeal the measure in Congress.
Charlotte, N.C., will take center stage tonight when the Democrats convene their national convention. Michelle Obama will be the big star tonight and kick off urgent efforts to get her husband, President Barack Obama, re-elected.
Michelle Obama stepped to the podium of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and defended and humanized her husband, President Barack Obama. In so doing, did she embrace an age-old stereotype of the first lady as cheerleader-in-chief?