- Mass. Democrat Clark to be sworn into US House Updated: Dec-11-13 2:35 am
- Democrat Clark wins Mass. congressional race Updated: Dec-10-13 11:10 pm
- Ill. GOP leader, envoy Rich Williamson dies at 64 Updated: Dec-10-13 1:44 am
- Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence Updated: Dec-09-13 5:47 pm
- Chinese firm paid US gov't intelligence adviser Updated: Dec-06-13 5:08 pm
- Branstad spokesman quits for job heading new firm Updated: Dec-06-13 12:08 pm
- Former bailout boss weighs run for Calif. governor Updated: Dec-05-13 1:27 am
- Editorial: Auto bailout all but forgotten Updated: Dec-04-13 4:19 pm
- High court to decide if corporations have religous... Updated: Dec-03-13 1:46 pm
- Gingrich visits Fla. in book-signing tour Updated: Dec-01-13 3:04 am
- N. Georgia key battleground in Senate GOP primary Updated: Nov-30-13 11:36 am
- TD Ameritrade investor event features Mitt Romney Updated: Nov-30-13 5:04 am
- SC Democrats promise to vet candidates in 2014 Updated: Nov-28-13 1:04 pm
- Va. gov ending term with scandal-stained year Updated: Nov-28-13 11:23 am
- Texas Democrats offering stark contrast Updated: Nov-24-13 11:13 am
- Republicans want to finish takeover of SC Updated: Nov-23-13 12:11 pm
- Rick Santorum steps out in new role as movie mogul Updated: Nov-22-13 3:46 pm
- Senate Dems placate dispirited core with change Updated: Nov-21-13 5:32 pm
- San Diego: Latinos help carry Alvarez to runoff Updated: Nov-20-13 7:05 pm
- Senate paralyzed on what to do about Guantanamo Updated: Nov-19-13 7:30 pm
- Romney endorses Idaho's Simpson in House race Updated: Nov-18-13 2:36 pm
- SC AG could settle dispute on Haley reimbursements Updated: Nov-17-13 10:39 am
- NJ Christie's political move disappoints mentor Updated: Nov-16-13 11:13 am
- Editorial: Fix this health-care law or do without Updated: Nov-15-13 10:50 am
- Book looks behind the scenes of 2012 race Updated: Nov-14-13 11:11 am
BOSTON - Democrat Katherine Clark may not have to wait long to be sworn in as the state's newest member of Congress.
BOSTON - Democrat Katherine Clark easily defeated three opponents Tuesday to win a vacant congressional seat and become the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House.
CHICAGO - A former U.S. Senate candidate and diplomat described as one of the Illinois Republican Party's most influential minds has died of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage.
WASHINGTON - Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data.
WASHINGTON - A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The communications director for Gov. Terry Branstad is leaving the position to head a new marketing firm.
SACRAMENTO, California - Those who have heard of Neel Kashkari know him as the former U.S. Treasury official who was in charge of the bank bailout at the height of the recession.
When President Obama orchestrated the multibillion-dollar bailout of the U.S. auto industry in 2009 - GM and Chrysler were headed into bankruptcy, Ford was struggling - his many critics derided it as either a nefarious socialist plot or an attempt to buy the votes of autoworkers about to lose their jobs.
"Corporations are people, my friend," presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously declared during an Iowa State Fair visit in 2011 after a heckler challenged him to support raising corporate taxes. "Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people."
THE VILLAGES, Florida - Newt Gingrich is spending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Florida.
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits one of the most Republican congressional districts in the country that is home to Georgia's governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House.
OMAHA, Nebraska - TD Ameritrade's annual conference for investment advisers will feature former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and several other prominent speakers.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Democrats hope a combination of enthusiasm, a desire to change the direction of the state and more careful vetting of people seeking the party's nominations will help them make gains next election.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Bob McDonnell's national profile ascended fast in four years as Virginia governor.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas voters won't have a hard time telling the difference between the Republican and Democratic candidates next year.
LANCASTER, South Carolina - South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore shares some striking political data when visiting local party meetings: In a state where the GOP holds most statewide offices and congressional and state legislative seats, Democrats still hold the counties. Democrats also outnumber Republicans as sheriffs, coroners and auditors.
NEW YORK - Rick Santorum was glad-handing a friendly crowd at a cocktail reception the other night, seeking support just as he did for many grueling months on the 2012 campaign trail for the Republican presidential nomination.
WASHINGTON - By limiting the ability of Republicans to block President Barack Obama's nominees, Senate Democrats sought to placate the party's core liberal activists dispirited by the troubled rollout of the health care overhaul and government snooping ahead of midterm elections in which a president's party typically loses seats in Congress.
SAN DIEGO - The city's burgeoning Latino population helped propel a native son and child of Mexican immigrants into a mayoral runoff against a fellow city councilman to replace the disgraced Bob Filner, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
WASHINGTON - Senators on Tuesday illustrated their paralysis over what to do with the Guantanamo Bay prison, voting down dueling bills to loosen and tighten restrictions on transferring detainees.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson's bid for a ninth term got an assist Monday when former presidential candidate Mitt Romney released an endorsement letter.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A government watchdog group, contrary to the opinion of South Carolina's ethics agency, is insisting Gov. Nikki Haley refund taxpayers for a trip to North Carolina in June.
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seldom makes a political miscalculation, as even his adversaries acknowledged after the incumbent Republican rolled to 60 percent of the vote to win re-election in a heavily Democratic state.
A guarantee of health coverage to all Americans has on and off been at the forefront of American politics since Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.
"Double Down: Game Change 2012" (The Penguin Press), by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann