Oct 15, 2013 How a deal that delays the debt ceiling fight until Jan. 15 sets up a new fight on the sequester.
Oct 2, 2013 Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 8, 2013 Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Now he wants to be New York City comptroller, with ambitions to transform the unheralded post.
Jun 20, 2013 The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
May 31, 2013 Lawmakers revive a public comment campaign, with a modern-day twist.
May 17, 2013 Revelations the IRS gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status has raised their profile, and for some, their fundraising.
May 14, 2013 The IRS is now facing a criminal investigation over its targeting of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.
May 9, 2013 A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
Apr 26, 2013 A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.