Exactly one month ago, the Treasury Department began issuing IOUs rather than bonds to some government pension funds. That allowed for continued auctions of so-called "risk-free" Treasury bonds until Aug. 2. Unless Congress acts by then, the world's richest nation — unable to borrow $4 billion a
Tennessee Democrat Roy Herron is not likely to make fast friends with Nancy Pelosi should he get elected to the House next month.
ABC News’ Christina Capatides reports: Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., announced today that he will be retiring after 18 years in Congress. The reason he gave: His main legislative goal – to pass health care reform – has now been accomplished....
The health care push lingered long enough to get Democrats something new: some villains to color the story.
Strategists: Democrats Need to Focus on Economy and Independents to Keep Majority
Buoyed by recent recruiting successes and Democratic retirements, the Republican who’s running recruitment efforts for congressional candidates is predicting a pick-up of 45 House seats this year -- more than the 40 needed to give the GOP control of the House.
There is likely to be a Senate health care bill, after all -- if you can adjust your definitions to fit political realities of a frustrated Congress 10 days before Christmas.
ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Today’s retirement announcement by Rep. Bart Gordon, a 13th-term Democrat from Tennessee, is renewing talk about a potential wave of Democratic retirements -- creating open seats in districts that will provide prime pick-up opportunities for...
President Obama's address to the nation Tuesday night leaves him with significant contradictions to unpack -- getting in deeper to get out sooner, a timeline that actually isn't one, threats without consequences, paying for it but not really, and finally, an Obama strategy that looks and sounds a