Mitch McConnell

In a pall, official Washington a stunned place

WASHINGTON — The nation's capital lumbered to work in a pall Monday, somber from the Congress to the White House, as official Washington absorbed an... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2011

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Obama strongly backs US trials for terror suspects

President Barack Obama forcefully declared his support Friday for U.S. civilian trials of Guantanamo detainees, pledging to overturn language in a sweeping defense... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2011

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Government spending addicts take the pledge, again

Every two years, politicians of both parties pledge on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to stop wasteful spending and make government work harder for the... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2011

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CBO: Health care repeal would increase deficit

Repealing President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul would add billions to government red ink and leave millions without coverage, Congress' nonpartisan... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2011

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House Republicans challenge Obama on debt limit

In power scarcely a day, House Republicans bluntly told the White House on Thursday its request to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit will require federal... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2011

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CBO: Health care repeal would increase deficit

Repealing President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul would add billions to government red ink and leave millions without coverage, Congress' nonpartisan... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2011

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