The incumbent mayor of the nation's capital will not be re-elected. A federal investigation into Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign, along with allegations lodged just weeks before the election, helped propel his closest opponent to a surprise double-digit victory in the Democratic primary.
The story of the changing demographics in Texas can, in many ways, be told through the family history of Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Castro discusses his story, as well as what Texas' expanding Hispanic population means for the state's political future.
A divided Supreme Court eliminated the overall limits on a donor's contributions to federal candidates and campaigns, while leaving in place the limit on what a donor may give to one candidate.
Adam Lioz, of the public policy organization Demos, says that Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling will further empower a small, elite group of political donors. He offers a critical perspective on the ruling.
A Senate committee vote expected this week marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.
Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.
A Senate committee vote, expected this week, marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.
The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian Mammoth the state's fossil.
In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.
Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.
Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.
GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.
Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.
Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.
Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday. She defeated incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago.
In his re-election bid, Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott can point to a rallying economy and a big war chest. But his campaign has recently run into trouble with an important group of voters — Hispanics.
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top aide to President Obama, find himself facing a challenge from another politician who was once close to Obama?
The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of Americans to obtain health insurance — but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?
General Motors CEO Mary T. Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, speaking before a House panel that is investigating how the company handled problems with its vehicles' ignition switch.
Caterpillar executives are on Capitol Hill answering questions about the company's tax returns. Caterpillar is accused of shifting money abroad to avoid billions in taxes.