President Obama will deliver remarks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday morning when he appears at a church in the District for the second time since he was inaugurated and the third since his election.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton landed in Haiti shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, where she will meet with Haitian president Rene Preval and assess disaster recovery efforts.
Former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton star in a new public service announcement urging donations for Haiti earthquake victims relief.
President Obama penned the cover story for the Jan. 25 issue of Newsweek magazine, which went online Saturday.
MIAMI -- Vice President Biden swept into the Little Haiti neighborhood promising government and church leaders in the immigrant community here that help was on the way for their relatives in Port-au-Prince.
Bush, Clinton join Obama in aiding Haiti
In his radio address Saturday, President Obama unleashed a verbal barrage on the nation's largest banks, accusing them of wanton selfishness by refusing to accept new regulations he and his party are proposing, and for opposing a new fee that Obama wants to impose.
The much-maligned agreement in the Senate health care bill that would provide Nebraska a special deal in which the federal government would pay forever for extra poor people to join Medicaid there gained another critic on Friday: former president Bill Clinton.
President Obama will host former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at the White House Saturday for a discussion about how the two ex-leaders can help coordinate worldwide relief efforts for Haiti.
Members of Congress are gearing up their response to the earthquake in Haiti, drafting legislation to encourage charitable giving and calling on the administration to relax immigration restrictions.
Gentlemen, start your metaphors: Democrats are within sight of the finish line on a health-care bill, racing against time as Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate contest may rob them of the 60 votes they need to pass reform.
The surprisingly close race facing Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race to replace Sen. Edward Kennedy is carrying unnerving echoes of the failed 1988 presidential campaign bid of Michael Dukakis, said Gerald McEntee, the veteran chief of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The country's top union officials spoke glowingly Thursday afternoon of the agreement they had reached with the White House and congressional Democrats on an excise tax that will target high-cost health insurance plans.
For the second time in less than a week, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) found himself trying to clarify private remarks, this time about Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.).
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs lashed out at radio host Rush Limbaugh and televangelist Pat Robertson, calling their comments about the Haitian earthquake "stupid."
Eager to avoid portraying themselves as relaxing while millions of Americans remain out of work, House Democrats formally kicked off their annual issues conference Thursday in an auditorium in the Visitor's Center in the Capitol Building, eschewing their normal three-day trip to the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. .
When Sen. Chris Dodd (D) announced last week that he was no longer running for reelection, Democrats in Washington and Connecticut breathed a sigh of relief. A new poll out Thursday helps explain why.
The White House has reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders to tax high-cost health insurance policies, sources said Thursday. The agreement clears one of the last major obstacles on the path to final passage of comprehensive health care legislation.
President Obama pledged $100 million toward what he called a massive logistical effort to rescue people in the demolished capital of Haiti and vowed that the world will not abandon the devastated nation.
This week, the long game came to an end. Obama has plunged into the details of the negotiations and, in the process, staked his political livelihood on the idea that a bill is within reach.
n a final push to keep their filibuster-proof majority, Senate Democrats turned to Edward M. Kennedy's widow for a fund-raising appeal on behalf of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who is struggling to win a special election to succeed the late Democratic senator.
Harold Ford Jr.'s nascent candidacy for Senate in New York isn't stirring much enthusiasm so far among the state's Democratic House members, many of whom aren't sure why the former Tennessee lawmaker is considering making the race.
White House political director Patrick Gaspard told non-governmental organizations on a conference call Wednesday that the White House and the rest of the American government were moving "rapidly and aggressively" to address the crisis in Haiti.
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.): Our thoughts and prayers are with the Haitian people in...
President Obama on Monday made a statement about the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
A week after Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said Republicans can't win control of the House in this year's midterm elections, two House leaders have offered a contrary -- and highly bullish -- forecast.
How close is health-care reform to becoming law? It depends on which negotiators you ask, and which poll numbers you believe in the Massachusetts Senate race.
Groups opposed to health-care reform have plunged into the battle for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat, launching an attack on Democratic candidate Martha Coakley for accepting last-minute donations from insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists.
By Dan Eggen
| January 13, 2010; 6:07 AM ET |
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The nation's largest health insurance group confirmed Tuesday that it quietly funneled millions of dollars to an advertising campaign opposing Democratic health-care legislation even as they were publicly pledging support for reform.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) said Tuesday night that it was "a lie" that she didn't know the difference between North Korea and South Korea during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) announced Tuesday that he would support Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen as the new leader of a critical Justice Department post. The move could potentially break a legislative logjam lasting nearly a year over Johnsen's nomination.
Al Gore's attention to detail within his latest book has amused followers of the former vice president and font nerds alike in recent days.
An animal-rights group is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of first lady Michelle Obama without her permission.
On Dec. 30, President Obama quietly issued his first veto. On Wednesday, the House will vote on whether to override that veto. Except Obama didn't really oppose the bill he vetoed, and the House doesn't really want to override it.
President Barack Obama plans to address an issues retreat of House Democrats this week, but will also speak later to House Republicans in a fresh gesture of bipartisanship.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to criticize Majority Leader Harry Reid Tuesday over his racially tinged comments about President Obama's 2008 candidacy, signaling that Republicans will not mount a serious push to remove the Nevadan as the top Democrat.
a full list of dignitaries attending the funeral of Catherine Eugenia Jean Finnegan Biden, mother of Vice President Biden.
House Democrats return to Washington today facing the same questions they did when Congress recessed last month: How much can they really demand from the Senate in health-reform negotiations, and when -- if ever -- will their political fortunes rebound?
Along with its revelations about Harry Reid's comments about Barack Obama, the new book "Game Change" by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin also contains other bombshells that are provoking quieter outrage. Among them, the tale of former senator John Edwards, his wife, Elizabeth, and Rielle Hunter, his mistress.
Weatherproof Garment Co said Monday it will take down a Times Square billboard of U.S. President Barack Obama wearing one of its coats, agreeing to a White House request even though the company said it had legal grounds for using his image in its advertisement.
Move our way or watch us walk away in the 2010 elections, warned AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka just hours before meeting with President Obama and other labor leaders Monday to talk about health care legislation.
The budget President Obama submits next month is likely to include fees on banks and other financial institutions as the White House seeks to demonstrate their eagerness to trim the federal deficit, an administration official said.
Sarah Palin, who regularly rips the media, is becoming a television pundit at a place where she's likely to feel at home: Fox News.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged at an Apex, Nev., news conference that "I could have used a better choice of words" to describe then-candidate Barack Obama's skin tone and manner of speaking in remarks that have caused a firestorm of criticism since being revealed over the weekend in a new book.
The glowing "report card" from Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters and U.S. PIRG highlights a series of policies enacted by the Obama administration over the last year aimed at increasing government transparency and limiting the influence of lobbyists and other interest groups.
The news of the weekend was all about the uncertain futures of a handful of key politicians -- Harry Reid, Michael Steele, Martha Coakley and Sarah Palin.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Sunday that the Iranian leadership, embroiled in protests from anti-government citizens throughout Iran, is at the "beginning of the end" of its reign.