The Maine Republican's decision to retire is a blow to GOP hopes for retaking control of the Senate in November.
The Palmetto State's reputation for conservatism shouldn't obscure the fact that establishment candidates like Mitt Romney can rely on it.
With few strong Democratic contenders in sight, the centrist Nebraskan's exit means Republicans are more likely to capture the upper chamber.
In the event he were elected, Newt Gingrich would be as old as Ronald Reagan was when he took office.
Democrats and Republicans have offered up different solutions for lowering the deficit, and a new poll shows opinions divided
National Journal's latest survey also shows broad public backing for Democrats plan to raise taxes on millionaires
After running on hope, the president has given up his optimistic rhetoric, acknowledging a dismal economy and difficult politics
The Minnesota congresswoman and tea-party presidential candidate has found support in criticizing Rick Perry's executive order
In the latest Congressional Connection Poll, respondents supported a mix of ideas for balancing America's books
A new poll shows Democratic and Republican voters pulling their leaders in opposite directions on deficit and raising the federal ceiling
Obama and the GOP conference held a frank discussion made but no real progress in negotiations over spending and the federal debt limit
But also adds that "mutually agreed upon land swaps" should be part of the deal
The showdown with Gov. Walker could be a flashpoint in labor politics
The president hailed nonviolent protests as a force for democracy worldwide
Obama will face a daunting task when he speaks in Tucson tonight
The attack raises questions about politics and the country
One man's decades-long moveable feast and what it tells you about Washington, D.C.'s changing food culture
Strong words from the outgoing White House economic adviser
Deals on START, gays in the military, and a tax cut compromise could give the embattled president a lift going into 2011
Obama calls it "productive" and Cantor says "president put his best foot forward"