By By TOM LoBIANCOAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will continue wielding influence in Washington after he leaves office, albeit with a much younger audience.
Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of
By By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - For generations, Michigan was the ultimate labor stronghold - a state built by factory workers for whom a high school diploma and a union card were the ticket to a middle-class life.
Yet it took only hours for Republicans
By By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It's a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist
By By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Debate over the "fiscal cliff" has money pouring into television, print, radio and online ads, picking up where the wall-to-wall election campaign left off.
As Republicans and the White House joust over a way around big year-end tax
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn't what it used to be.
The first unemployment report since President Barack Obama's re-election barely got a mention from the White House and Republicans after Friday's release. Gone was the
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Jobs were a signature issue of the 2012 elections. And they're likely to be so in the 2014 midterm and 2016 presidential contests as well.
That's because the jobless rate may not return to its pre-recession levels of 5-6 percent for another five to 10
By By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of money from corporations and individuals to pay for events surrounding his inauguration, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Lobbyists, political action
By By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Michele Bachmann has dramatically reduced what had been a more than $1 million debt from her failed presidential run and she has her congressional re-election effort to thank for it.
New campaign finance reports released Thursday show the Minnesota congresswoman repaid more
By By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The surprise job change by the Senate's most prominent tea partyer will complicate Republican moderates' bid to nudge their party toward the center after another stinging campaign loss.
Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is giving