The Obama administration was reportedly hoping that Chinese President Hu's state visit would go better than his 2006 one, when the Asian leader was heckled by a Falun Gong supporter at a White House ceremony and kept awake by late-night protesters in Lafayette Park.Unfortunately for White House offi
How's President Obama doing in terms of keeping all those campaign promises he made back in 2008?Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, the political fact-checking outfit, says Obama has what he called an "astounding" success rate, keeping 26 percent of his promises.But in a discussion with Morning E
House members may have convened Tuesday to debate a Republican-led, just-for-show effort to repeal last year’s health care overhaul legislation.But many were also watching to see whether the recent massacre in Tucson that left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded would affe
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent, won't run for a fifth term, according to several reports.The New York Times reports that Lieberman, who caucuses with Senate Democrats, wanted to get out while the getting was good.Senator Joseph I.
Sen. John McCain may be one of the few people this week to embrace both President Obama and Sarah Palin. He certainly is a unique position, having run against Obama and with Palin in 2008.In a Washington Post op-ed piece Friday, McCain praised the president's Tucson speech for its unifying message.
House Republicans on Friday were amid their three-day legislative retreat at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and observers couldn't help but take note of how relatively low-key this year's affair is by comparison with last year's.Politico described some of the main differences:Last year, they opened the do
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Texas Republican who first won election to the Senate in 1993, said Thursday she won't run for re-election in 2012.Texas's senior senator, the only woman so far to represent the Lone Star State in the Senate, told Dallas Morning News reporter Gromer Jeffers Jr.
House Republicans have rescheduled the vote to repeal the health care law to next week.The vote had initially been scheduled for this week. But the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz. which killed six and left Rep.