New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thanked President Obama for his quick response to Hurricane Sandy assistance. (Photo credit -- JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Gov. Christie Thanks President Obama For Quick Hurricane Sandy Response

Gov. Chris Christie is thanking President Obama for coming to New Jersey’s aid after Superstorm Sandy and remembering the 42,000 state residents still homeless since the Oct. 29 storm.


Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development hearing on 'Recovering From Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding our Housing and Transportation Infrastructure' on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Menendez: I Reimbursed Donor Nearly $60G For Dominican Republic Trips

Sen. Robert Menendez’s office says he reimbursed a prominent Florida political donor $58,500 in recent months for the full cost of two of three trips Menendez took on the donor’s plane to the Dominican Republic in 2010.


Sen. John Kerry has been approved by the Senate panel for the secretary of state nomination. (Photo credit -- SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Kerry Nomination for Secretary of State

The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.


Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said Thursday that the United States must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: Global Climate Change A ‘Life-Threatening Issue’

Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said Thursday that the United States must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.


Actress Ashley Judd is considering running as a Democrat against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Report: Ashley Judd Considers Run Against GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell

Actress and outspoken Democrat Ashley Judd is considering a Senate campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in her home state of Kentucky.


File photo of New Jersey governor Chris Christie. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Gov. Praises Obama But Will Vote For Romney

New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama deserves praise for helping his state recover from Superstorm Sandy but he is still going to vote for Mitt Romney.


The issue of the role of government on the economy is the most dividing force between the Republican and Democratic parties. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Study: Government’s Influence On Economy Divides Parties Most

The gap in values held by the Republican and Democratic parties has nearly doubled since 1987, and the divide is widest regarding the influence of government on the economy.


Democratic candidate for governor Mazie Hirono participates in a forum.  (credit: Phil Mislinski/GettyImages)

Hawaii, Alaska ‘Opposites Attract’ In Senate Race

A Democrat running for a U.S. Senate seat in Hawaii is getting support from Alaska’s Republican congressman.


Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.


George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.