A majority of Americans expect the gridlock currently plaguing Washington to persist or potentially even get worse next year, according to the results of a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. The poll found that 57 percent of Americans think President Barack Obama and Congress have cooperated less than usual in 2013.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will not run for the White House in 2016.
"I pledge to serve out my term," the Democrat said at a news conference in Boston, according to the Boston Globe. "I am not running for president."
The former academic known for her work as a consumer advocate before...
While anger at Republicans over the recent government shutdown seemed to give Democrats the upper hand politically, the results of a new poll suggest that the troubled rollout of Obamacare has eliminated their advantage. The CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday showed that registered voters were roughly split on which party's candidate they would vote for.
Republican party officials have distanced themselves from Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) after his recent arrest on cocaine charges. Politico reports that Florida GOP chair Lenny Curry has now joined other party leaders in calling for Radel to resign.
Radel, an outspoken conservative talk-show host turned...
Frustrated by persistent Republican obstruction, Senate Democrats voted Thursday to change the filibuster rules for most presidential nominations. The Senate voted 52 to 48 to approve the new rules, which allow executive branch and most judicial nominations to be confirmed by a simple majority vote. The new rules do not apply to Supreme Court nominees or legislation.
In a widely anticipated move, the Senate Banking Committee voted Thursday to approve Janet Yellen's nomination as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The committee voted 14 to 8 to send Yellen's nomination for consideration by the full Senate. A final vote in the Senate is expected to take place next month.
New York congresswoman Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) was attacked and robbed Tuesday night in Washington, DC, but escaped serious injury.
The legislator was briefly unconscious and suffered a bruise on her face, according to the New York Daily News. She was taken to a nearby hospital for a CT scan before...