What does it mean when a deal maker backs away from the leadership table?Amid news that a sharply divided Congress is embroiled in yet another budget battle, and the country once again faces the possibility of a government shutdown, Sen.
Congress is at odds over a measure needed to keep the government operating past the end of the month.While lawmakers have a week to work out their differences before the government faces another partial shutdown, one agency faces a much earlier deadline.The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Billy Long is a Tea Party stalwart who ran for Congress as a man fed up with Washington.Long won in a landslide and now represents Joplin, Mo., where he fired up a Tea Party crowd in April pretending to auction off the national debt.Five weeks later, Long was back in Joplin, this time in the dark an
Florida will be the center of Republicans' political universe for the next three days, starting with a televised GOP presidential debate Thursday night and wrapping up Saturday with a presidential straw poll.Get used to it.The spotlight will remain on Florida long after the last vote is tallied
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) barely made our list at No. 13, but here are the richest dozen men and women in Congress who could be affected by the Buffett Rule. The rankings, by average net worth, were released on Tuesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.