President Obama outlined the limits of his power to handle the oil spill in the latest episode of "West Wing Week," the casual weekly White House online show.
In remarks before South African political and business leaders at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg on Friday Morning, Joe Biden described the moment he first arrived in this country with a group of African American congressmen. It was the 1970s, and apartheid ruled.
By Carol D. Leonnig The conservative political group Citizens United has won a ruling from...
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) articulated the suspicion of many South Carolina Democrats this morning and suggested that the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary victor Alvin Greene might have been a "plant."
A conservative group is launching a new campaign against Rep. Tom Perriello, hitting the freshman...
Updated 5:46 p.m. By Michael D. Shear When President Obama was asked by NBC's Matt...
The head of the South Carolina Democratic Party has asked Alvin Greene, the party's new...
Was Barack Obama an extra in the 1993 rap video hit "Whoomp! (There it is)"?
Stephen Strasburg gets kudos from Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor.
One of the biggest winners in Tuesday night's primary battles wasn't even in the country when he got the news. Former President Bill Clinton--whose vigorous support was a major factor in Sen. Blanche Lincoln's victory in their shared home state of Arkansas--was in Colombia on election night.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has been dealing a good game of political blackjack of late, but he remains very much in danger of busting in the fight for his electoral life. Even before the polls closed in Nevada Tuesday, national Republicans tried to refocus the race away from the conservative views of the about-to-be nominee -- Sharron Angle, the former state assemblywoman - and back onto Reid. Here are five reasons why Harry Reid is still very much in the political woods.
by Paul Kane
| June 9, 2010; 5:55 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency | Tags: 2010 election, Harry Reid, Nevada Senate, Sharron Angle, majority leader
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By Sandhya Somashekhar Former eBay chief Meg Whitman on Tuesday won a swift and decisive...
By Sandhya Somashekhar BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Now that Meg Whitman has won Tuesday's Republican primary...
If the 38-year-old South Carolinian becomes the Republican nominee for governor, she also instantly becomes one of the national GOP's most promising rising stars.
UPDATED 2:30 a.m., June 9 By Perry Bacon Jr. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- U.S. Sen. Barbara...
No other national political figure so dominated Blanche Lincoln's election campaign as that of former president and fellow Arkansan Bill Clinton, whose centrist politics she emulated and who campaigned as her most prominent defender.
Lest we forget: Today is also the first day of early voting in Utah's Republican Senate primary.
Assuming she wins the nomination, here are five things certain to start arriving in reporters' e-mail in-boxes in the days ahead:
President Obama will make his most extensive trip yet to the gulf coast next week, visiting Mississippi, Alabama and Florida on Monday and Tuesday, the White House announced late Tuesday.
After urging Californians this morning to support the state's "top two" ballot initiative, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) perhaps took his own advice a bit too literally.
Three weeks ago, a Republican U.S Senate candidate repeatedly entreated members of his party not to nominate his opponent, who he would warned would be a potential problem in the general election. Are Republican voters in California about to make a similarly risky choice?
S.C. GOP: Nikki Haley's lead more a result of "tea party" supporters and reform message rather than Palin endorsement.
By Sandhya Somashekhar Newport Beach, Ca. -- Washington feels very far away from this upscale...
It may be primary day, but a quick glance at Nevada's major newspaper makes clear what folks in this political battleground care most deeply about: Bryce Harper, the 17-year-old Las Vegas native selected by the Washington Nationals Monday night in the first pick of the Major League Baseball draft.
With a cooler of water to beat the 90-degree heat and a cellphone to keep her entertained, Britnee Farmer was doing her part Tuesday to push Lt. Gov. Bill Halter past Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Democratic runoff here.
The California gubernatorial race is one of today's closely-watched contests -- at least, outside of California.
This was supposed to be coronation day for Sue Lowden, collecting her first crown since winning the Miss New Jersey beauty pageant in 1973. As a former state senator and state Republican Party chairwoman, Lowden entered the GOP primary for the right to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) as a prohibitive favorite. Less than four months ago Lowden had a lead of 18 percentage points over her next closest competitor, businessman Danny Tarkanian, and almost 40 points ahead of former state legislator Sharron Angle. She was even above the magic 50-percent threshold in a head-to-head match-up against Reid, defeating him by 13 percentage points.
Jeffery Speak warmed the heart of a weary candidate when he told Lt. Gov. Bill Halter that he had voted for him in last month's U.S. Senate primary and would do so again in Tuesday's runoff.
The Supreme Court granted a stay request from opponents of a decade-old Arizona law that subsidizes state candidates who agree to spend only public money on their campaigns.
By Perry Bacon Jr. SAN DIEGO-Carly Fiorina was dumped as the chief executive officer of...
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was in full tourism director in chief mode on Fox News Sunday this week, urging people not to let the worst oil spill in American history interfere with their summer vacation plans.
With Helen Thomas's seat conspicuously empty at the Monday briefing, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs assailed the veteran reporter for her remark that Jews should return to Germany and Poland.
Update: Here's an article on Pelosi's speech, with additional video. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.)...
It's election day in Arkansas, where Democrats will choose between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter to defend a Senate seat that a Republican last occupied in 1879. Who will win? Prognosticators admit they're just guessing.
| June 8, 2010; 7:59 AM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency | Tags: Arkansas Senate, Democrats, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, Republicans, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Senate, election, primary
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By Sandhya Somashekhar Voters in California head to the polls Tuesday to choose their nominees...
Meg Whitman played it safe on Monday afternoon when she dropped by a phone-bank operation on the eve of the Republican primary for governor. But there were signs that she had already shifted her strategy to a general-election approach.
The last day of the Nevada Senate primary has taken an odd twist, with the three leading Republican candidates chasing votes in the sparsely populated northern tier of the Silver State.
Washington Post Editor
| June 7, 2010; 6:43 PM ET |
Categories: 2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency, Republican Party | Tags: nevada primary; sharron angle; danny tarkanian; susan lowden; tea party primaries
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As Democrats prepare to end a tense and expensive Senate primary battle with Tuesday's runoff election, Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter are spending their final dollars trying to out-Arkansas one another
By Sandhya Somashekhar Move over, Hollywood heartthrob. Tuesday's primary is all about the Silicon Valley...
By Sandhya Somashekhar LOS ANGELES - On the last day of campaigning before Republicans choose...
Allen: Oil will be out there for months to come; Crist praises administration's response; Israeli ambassador: No apologies
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, commander of the Obama administration's response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, described the "bottom kill" procedure that he said will ultimately stop the flow of oil after the relief wells are drilled. "This will only end when we intercept the well bore, pump mud down it to overcome the pressure of the oil coming up from the reservoir and put a cement plug in," Allen said. "That's what I would call bottom kill rather than top kill." Allen said the region will be dealing with the environmental impacts long after the leak is plugged. "There will be oil out there for months to come ... this will be well into the fall," Allen said. The admiral said it was "absolutely not the case" that the administration had placed limits on what he is allowed to say publicly.
The former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bush Administration, who has made a name for herself with her outspoken and often controversial soundbites, said Sunday that Turkey has joined Iran and Syria in an effort to destroy Israel.