July 21, 2013
After weeks of rumblings among the ranks and angst among analysts, U.S. House Republicans may be looking to pass along a little discomfort to Democrats in the form of votes on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
July 14, 2013
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, campaign finance guidelines for gay candidates and their spouses could vary from state to state.
July 07, 2013
While the eyes of the nation were on Texas' abortion debate and filibuster, laws affecting abortion access went into effect without much national hoopla.
June 30, 2013
Is it time for a political party that appeals to the centrist political point of view?
June 23, 2013
Senator ahead of the pack in endorsing PAC supporting the so-far non-candidate Hillary Clinton ... Parties see candidates file to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. ... Granite State may soon be 19th state legalizing medical marijuana ... Groups ask FCC to ban same-day distribution of Lifeline phones to reduce fraud ... news and views you may have missed...
June 23, 2013
The unofficial rule of not bringing up a bill for a vote in the U.S. House unless a majority of the majority party supports it -- the so-called Hastert rule -- has pushed to the fore recently as a coterie of Republicans say they want the tradition invoked concerning any immigration reform legislation.
June 16, 2013
Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
June 09, 2013
Oh! The places Republicans and Tea Party movement members hope to go in 2014 and beyond and some think they have three high-profile controversies afflicting the Obama White House believe will help them – but they must tread lightly, a Republican strategist says.
June 02, 2013
The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
May 26, 2013
Talk about a whiff. The Obama administration, in one extraordinarily difficult stretch, was belted with the specters of the U.S. Consulate bombing, word of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the revelation that the FBI was rifling through The Associated Press' phone records.
May 19, 2013
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes means that now a dozen states -- a fifth of the country -- recognize same-sex marriage.
May 12, 2013
American voters are bombarded by messages -- gazillions of messages -- that help them make decisions when they enter the voting booth or decide on an issue.
April 28, 2013
The use of unmanned aircraft to carry out targeted killings is attractive because few U.S. lives are at risk, but increased use of unmanned aircraft to carry out targeted killing because few U.S. lives are at risk could lead U.S. decision-makers down a slippery slope.
April 21, 2013
Is the grass turning greener for marijuana laws in the United States?
April 14, 2013
Congressional Republicans and Democrats began voicing their displeasure over U.S. President Obama's 2014 budget plan, either saying it didn't go far enough to cut spending, or it raised taxes or it intruded too much on entitlements or left seniors in a lurch.