As the House and Senate return to Washington for the new session, a look at the most important items on their agenda in the year to come.
The very wealthy former Massachusetts governor suggested he'd release his returns in April if he's in line for the nomination.
The former speaker squandered a huge lead in Iowa by letting his personal flaws get the best of him. Now, by going negative, he's making things even worse.
Republicans now must lick their gaping, self-inflicted political wounds and plan for the coming debate over how to pay for the remaining 10-months of a payroll-tax extension
While Gingrich was ascending to Speaker of the House on the back of the "Contract with America," Romney was waging a senate campaign with a much less conservative platform.
What Newt's tenure as a House Republican leader says about his ability to lead an organization
After the latest fight over spending, it's clear that Republicans and Democrats have drifted far apart. Will they ever get along?
Washington has kept the federal government funded, but this week's stalemate was just one battle in a long spending war
If Republicans and Democrats can't solve their latest stalemate, disaster victims will go without federal relief
Republican candidates ganged up on the Texas governor, who stood his ground in the latest GOP presidential forum in Tampa, Fla.
The president's key constituencies have lost faith amid economic gloom. On Thursday, he'll try one more time to pull everyone together.
Washington avoided a credit default, but legislators put off the hard work and outsourced the decisions we elected them to make
The stalemate is over, but the partisan clash over spending and borrowing has irrevocably shifted things in D.C. Here's how.
President Obama and congressional Republicans both got something they wanted in Sunday's agreement -- but they still want more
With a final deal expected sometime Sunday, congressional leaders talk to their member about the details of a new compromise
After a night of negotiation, the White House and congressional Republicans are on the verge of announcing a compromise
The Senate is likely to vote Sunday on a compromise measure that would cut spending and raise the national borrowing limit
After two more votes on Saturday, Washington's impasse continues as the Senate becomes the center of action
Areas where Obama, Republicans, and Democrats might find enough common ground to avoid a national default
Our hero takes calls -- he hopes for the last time -- answering questions about the latest fiscal stalemate in Washington