After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.
A handful of potential Democratic candidates in Maryland's 2014 governor's race have filed campaign finance reports, and Attorney General Doug Gansler holds a big lead so far overall.
A Pennsylvania detective is trying to figure out how a prankster was able to fill out a 2008 voter registration card signed "Barack H. Obama."
Nearly four years after his affair with an Argentine woman was exposed, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford plans to announce his return to politics and run for his old congressional seat.
Ron Paul is exiting the political stage, but his legions of followers insist they are only getting started.
President Barack Obama's private swearing-in will be a brief, sparsely attended ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office said Monday he was never involved in a deal to have a Utah businessman pay the senator to make a federal investigation disappear.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a public forum in Woodbridge, Va. to talk about election reforms.
President Barack Obama makes congressional Republicans the villains in the government's drama of lurching from crisis to crisis. But he also suggests Americans would "blame all of Washington" if there's a government shutdown or delays in Social Security benefits and other payments.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem."
Scott Brown was a little-known Republican state senator who shocked Massachusetts Democrats three years ago by winning a U.S. Senate seat in a special election that became a national rallying cry for the nascent tea party movement.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has taken an initial step toward running for U.S. Senate in 2014, adding intrigue to his political future and that of 88-year-old fellow Democrat Frank Lautenberg, who currently holds the seat.
After singling out Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis as the most important issue of his governorship, Pat Quinn could only watch this week as his latest self-imposed deadline evaporated with almost no progress in a Legislature over which he has little sway.
Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former congressman Barney Frank to U.S. Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
The widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21.
The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever.
Congress made the obvious official on Friday. President Barack Obama has been re-elected.
President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential candidate, voted for the "fiscal cliff" compromise that raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul voted against it. And Vice President Joe Biden helped broker the deal with GOP leaders in the Senate.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's Republican chose a campaign veteran to run his race for the governor's office.