Liz Halloran appears in the following:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
When two long shots joined the top Republican candidates for governor at a debate Wednesday, they produced a night to remember.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to Tea Party support.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Monday was a rough day for House Speaker John Boehner: One of his members was indicted on federal charges, and another announced he wouldn't seek re-election after an alleged affair.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
A Senate panel voted Thursday to declassify parts of a controversial report on the CIA's use of interrogation activities. Here's a look at some of the key Senate players and their motivations.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Democrats in Washington, D.C., rejected scandal-plagued Mayor Vincent Gray's re-election bid, turning instead to a challenger three decades his junior and with appeal to the rapidly gentrifying city.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Bickering over the Affordable Care Act is now focused on White House estimates that it will beat enrollment projections, and on how many uninsured have gotten coverage.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The contentious Democratic primary for the seat once held by the late longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye has placed age, gender and ethnicity at center stage.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republican Party hasn't changed at all since its 2012 losses and continues to alienate "huge swaths of voters."