March 23, 2013 Anyone looking for a glimmer of bipartisanship in Washington might want to pay attention to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare. It took a notable, if largely symbolic, hit this week from the left and the right.
March 21, 2013 The first gun-related provisions to pass Congress since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were riders included without debate. These same provisions — which limit how federal agencies deal with guns — have been regularly included in spending bills for years.
March 20, 2013 The vice president's comments in an interview with NPR come despite signs that such a ban doesn't have enough support, even from members of his own party, to make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate.
March 19, 2013 The prospects of an assault weapons ban emerging as part of any post-Newtown gun control law looks unlikely after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly opted not to include it in a Democratic proposal to be offered on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.
March 19, 2013 The Republican Kentucky senator and possible 2016 presidential candidate tells a Hispanic business group that his message to the nation's illegal immigrants is: "If you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you."
March 19, 2013 The hard-eyed assessment of the 2012 national election by the Republican National Committee is either the first step toward the GOP's recovery or the latest sign that the party is headed for a break-up.
March 13, 2013 Democrats and Republicans are working from very different definitions of the term in discussing their budget proposals unveiled this week.
March 12, 2013 Like the famous cherry blossoms forecast to bloom in a few weeks, this time of year is marked by the arrival of competing, partisan and utterly doomed federal budget proposals.
March 8, 2013 Friday's surprisingly good jobs report and the lowest unemployment level in four years had many economists celebrating. The president and Republican congressional leaders, not so much. Ironically, the slice of good economic news could contradict the narrative each side is using to try to shape fiscal policy.