Criticized by the president for her stance on equal-pay policy, Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land of Michigan said she supports the principle of equal pay for women but would have voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act debated in the Senate this week.
The latest on the turmoil in Ukraine, the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are likely to be the focus of this Sunday’s political talk shows. Here are the lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press.
Democratic incumbents facing tough re-election battles ended the first quarter of 2014 with a financial advantage over their likely Republican opponents, some of whom still face primaries to win the GOP nomination.
Political and workplace divides over labor policy were on display at the National Labor Relations Board’s Washington headquarters this week, where the board held a hearing to examine its proposal to streamline and speed union-organizing elections in the private sector.
If White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services, she will be the third member of Harvard College’s Class of 1987 to join President Barack Obama’s cabinet.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in total tax on income of $481,098 for 2013. That worked out to an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4%, the White House said -- a higher rate than 2012, even though their income declined.
Sen. Rob Portman's jobs plan gives GOP candidates broad principles to run on in the midterm election, but its greater purpose is to serve as a rough template for what the GOP hopes to do legislatively if the party recaptures the Senate majority this fall.
Events in Washington this week suggest that the big political economic debate of 2014, a midterm election year, is going to be between Democrats pushing income equality, on the one hand, and Republicans talking about job creation on the other.
The Affordable Care Act may be losing some of its stigma among Democrats. A new ad campaign in Alaska shows Democrats on the offensive about the health law, marking a distinct shift in the party’s messaging this campaign cycle.
At long last making it official, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown Thursday evening will formally launch his campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, and will immediately cast the race as a referendum on the 2010 health care law she supported.
President Obama met briefly with Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday following his remarks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. Their meeting comes as polls show Davis beginning to tighten the gap with her GOP opponent, Greg Abbott.
Don’t expect quick action to resolve the thorny legal issues at the heart of the dispute. Instead, the wrangling is likely to go on and on – which could be appealing to Republicans, who believe the matter is a political winner for them.