The Republican National Committee is largely getting out of the advertising business and instead will defer to super PACs and campaign committees to have a greater role during this year's midterm election, senior GOP officials said Tuesday.
Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing that the investigation has grown into an abuse of power probe.
New Jersey lawmakers are forming a special committee to investigate the role that politics played in the closing of lanes leading to one of the world's busiest bridges, which caused massive traffic jams.
The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank's efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.
She has yet to decide her political future, but a group pushing Hillary Clinton to run for president is already working to strengthen her support in New Hampshire.
Outside groups that take unlimited cash are expected to have major impact on 2014 elections.
Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.
President Barack Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans.
President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill. As he opens his sixth year in office, he also faces legacy-defining decisions on the future of government surveillance programs and the American-led war in Afghanistan.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz vowed months ago to renounce his Canadian citizenship by the end of 2013, but the Calgary-born Republican is still a dual citizen.
The Obama administration on Friday announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues.
Many Democrats already view Hillary Rodham Clinton as a quasi-incumbent. Republicans have no clear front-runner and expect a crowded primary field.
Democrat Bill de Blasio took the oath of office administered by former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday, formally becoming the city's 109th mayor while pledging to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda.
Both Republicans and Democrats are looking for fresh ways to pitch old arguments as they head into the final midterm election year of Barack Obama's presidency.
Only hours before the law was to take effect, a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday blocked implementation of part of President Barack Obama's health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control.