July 29, 2012 As Mitt Romney's campaign zeroes in on a No. 2 for the Republican presidential ticket, South Dakota Sen. John Thune could be a safe option. He's an experienced legislator with conservative credentials. Yet, like many of his fellow hopefuls, he's coy when it comes to VP talk.
July 28, 2012 There have been expressions of sorrow from the nation's political leaders over the shootings in Colorado, but no one's making any attempt at rewriting laws to head off another massacre. The National Rifle Association is widely considered the reason why, but is its hold over Washington real or perceived?
July 18, 2012 As the guessing game continues about Mitt Romney's choice of a vice presidential running mate, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman invariably comes up as a top contender. With a wealth of experience in Washington and beyond, the well-liked Portman would be considered a safe pick.
July 17, 2012 Health, labor and education would see major cuts and NPR member stations would be barred from using federal funds to buy NPR programming.
July 13, 2012 The Republican presidential candidate has been hit with questions about his overseas investments all week. Mitt Romney's American lawyer and government officials in Bermuda are steering clear of the subject. But experts say, if you had the money, you'd do it too.
June 20, 2012 In response to President Obama's decision to halt deportation of some young illegal immigrants, Republicans have been quiet about his policy, choosing instead to complain about an abuse of power. They seem to be letting presidential candidate Mitt Romney take the lead on a key issue for Latinos.
June 19, 2012 When President Obama first campaigned for the office he now holds, he promised to change the tone in Washington. But the tone has only gotten nastier. And after using Democratic majorities in Congress to muscle through major legislation, he's increasingly been stymied by a wall of GOP opposition.
June 18, 2012 A Montana case could lead the Supreme Court to take a second look at Citizens United, a campaign finance decision that politicians have been fighting about since it was handed down in 2010. Recently, some of the criticism has been aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts and his role in the case.
June 13, 2012 As the Republican governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney worked with the overwhelmingly Democratic state Legislature to pass a landmark universal health care law. But some lawmakers say a CEO style that may have worked for Romney in the business world didn't always help his ability to govern.