December 9, 2013 If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.
November 21, 2013 By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
November 1, 2013 The Senate showdown over the first of three pending nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seems to be less about her ideology and more about President Obama's.
October 29, 2013 If Democrat turned independent Ed Marksberry is able to capture even a small percentage of the anti-Mitch McConnell vote, that could spell trouble in a red state where Democrats have little room for error.
October 18, 2013 Two days after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell helped broker a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced it will support his GOP primary election challenger in Kentucky.
October 17, 2013 What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
October 1, 2013 Day 1 of the federal government shutdown, 2013 edition, was business as usual, at least when it came to each side trying to win the public relations fight.
September 24, 2013 Six days before the federal government is due to shut down, Sen. Ted Cruz's fellow GOP colleagues indicated they weren't prepared to follow his lead in the anti-Obamacare fight.
September 22, 2013 Democrats in coal-producing states will likely use every chance they get to separate themselves from President Obama in voters' minds. The EPA's new power plant rules are just such an opportunity. After all, Obama is about as unpopular in those states as coal is popular.
September 18, 2013 Now that House Republican leaders plan to pass a government spending bill with language defunding Obamacare, House Speaker John Boehner's problem has become the Senate GOP leader's problem.
July 26, 2013 Maybe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat who hopes to unseat Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, is ready for prime time after all.
July 22, 2013 Sen. Mitch McConnell's job requires him to make deals with Democrats, something at which he's been especially good. But he may be forced to use proxies like Sen. John McCain because of an expected Tea Party primary challenger to his re-election.
April 12, 2013 In the surreptitious recording, the top Republican and his aides disparage actress Ashley Judd. The liberal SuperPAC Progress Kentucky was created in December 2012 and, according to records, raised just $1,005 last year. It spent only $18.
November 7, 2012 With the election behind them, Congressional leaders are now facing automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that economists fear could plunge the economy back into recession. Can they work together to avert disaster?
August 27, 2012 The trash-talking continues when it comes to who's responsible for the nation's soaring budget deficits.