After six years of recession and gridlock, most voters don't share the president's rosy view on the "middle-class economy."
Jan 15, 2015
New White House rules focused on cutting methane emissions are the last big chance for the president to cement his legacy on climate change.
It's time to stop worrying about all the terrible things that happened globally and locally in 2014, and focus on speculating about the terrible things that will probably happen in 2015
A look back on Congressman Santa Claus's short, but colorful, stint in public office.
City officials think they've figured out a way to get around Congress's ban on legalizing recreational marijuana in the nation's capital.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn singlehandedly blocked a veterans suicide bill, even as numbers show the epidemic is only getting worse.
The Massachusetts Senator emerged from last week's budget fight as the leader of an undeniable populist uprising in the Democratic Party.
Either that or it's going to create an unregulated legal weed zone in the nation's capital.
Lawmakers are poised to pass a budget amendment that would block the DEA from cracking down on legal medical marijuana dispensaries and their patients.
Maryland Congressman Andy Harris is on a relentless crusade to stop the nation's capital from getting high.
Residents of the nation's capital are enthusiastic about legalization, but Republicans in Congress may stand in their way.
Republicans are already losing their minds over the president's new executive order.
The GOP is now preparing to take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years--a political power shift that gives the party free rein to torment President Barack Obama for the next two years.
Voter choices today will directly impact the quality of air we breathe, how much we pay in taxes, and whether the country's broken immigration system gets fixed before we start collecting Social Security.
Operation Plowshare was all about using nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes—but the program produced few economic benefits and, activists say, polluted Colorado with radiation.
Obama's Attorney General announced on Thursday that he was leaving his post, ending a controversial, but influential, reign as the country's top cop.
Tax-hater and Congressional bully Grover Norquist just announced that he's attending Burning Man, which is fitting, because the festival is about as bureaucratic as the US government itself.
The mounting death toll and general suffering inflicted on civilians in Gaza is disconcerting. Somewhat lower on the "horrific" scale, but still pretty messed up, is the portrayal of the bloodshed in American media outlets.
A flood of selfish little Central American brats are daring to risk their lives in the hope of a better future. Here's how we should stop them.
With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it's pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of all the corruption. Luckily, there's an app for that.
"Is this the kind of country we want?" former congressman Patrick Kennedy said yesterday at a briefing on the social impact of marijuana use in the US. He was pointing to a picture of a jar of Nugtella, a weed-laced hazelnut spread that High Times…
The most charming gravel-voiced, ethically troubled politician in New York just keeps hanging on.
We were glad to see Cantor go, and his replacement in the leadership, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was announced yesterday. McCarthy will be a step up in my book, and there are some real bright sides to his replacing Eric Cantor, but that's really not sa…
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary in Virginia last night in a stunning upset has sent GOP leaders into a panic, proving that right-wing anti-government populism continues to resonate, at least in Virginia's Seventh District.