WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says it’s time to stop blaming economically struggling Americans for their plight. “Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of a transitional living fund,” she […]
A recently conducted poll indicates that the number of Americans choosing to identify themselves as Republicans is at a record low.
His agenda tattered by last year’s confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws.
Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback.
Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.
Ten months to next year’s midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans are battling each other on which issues will define 2014.
Republican governors running for re-election next year are looking to capitalize on distaste for Washington gridlock and President Barack Obama’s dropping public approval amid the bumpy rollout of his signature health care law — and Democratic challengers may need to respond with a popular cause.
Republicans count enough competitive races to challenge Democrats for control of the Senate in next year’s elections. But tea party challenges will make it complicated for them.
Republicans swept into governorships on a tea-party fueled wave of discontent four years ago, taking over statehouses long governed by Democrats with promises of conservative economic and social policy makeovers.
On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.