In a message to Bette Midler, who criticized West Virginians in a tweet, Gov. Jim Justice lifted his dog's rear end to cameras and said "Kiss her heinie."
President Biden opens his second year in office with a new focus. Here's a closer look at his agenda and strategy in this midterm election year.
"Burning down 200 years of history for a few temporary victories is shortsighted at best, and institutional arson at worst," Sen. Deb Fischer said of the effort to end the filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation.
For the first time in half a year, U.S. families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit. A closer look at the impact.
WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats' major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her refusal to go along with changing Senate rules to muscle the bill past a Republican filibuster.
Social scientist Dr. Lawrence Eppard is joined by a political scientists to discuss a variety of topics including Joe Manchin, the Electoral Count Act, the future of American political parties, and more!
Senator Joe Manchin is facing calls from a powerful group close to his heart to reconsider his opposition to the Build Back Better Act: Coal miners.
After months of careful cultivation -- and even a nickname -- the most important relationship in Washington is narrowly weathering its stormie…
It's exactly the scenario Democrats had worked for months to avoid -- but now find themselves confronting.
Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he can't back a $2 trillion social safety net bill, dealing a potentially fatal blow to President Biden's signature legislation.
Democrats also announced they have sealed a deal to lower pharmaceutical drug costs for seniors as part of President Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion domestic proposal.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated.
Democrats' attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate on Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation.
Rep. Adrian Smith has split from his fellow Nebraska House members in two high-profile, politically charged moments. But it’s not because he thinks President Biden didn’t win the presidency, or because he condones the Jan. 6 mob.
President Joe Biden responded on Wednesday to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comment that "100%" of his focus is "on stopping this n…
The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the Senate version of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, a timeline that could s…
After a minimum wage hike was nixed, a deal on jobless benefits was the latest sticking point in a push for a COVID-19 relief bill. Here's the latest.
Before the November election, pressure had been mounting from the Democratic left to eliminate the filibuster, leading Republicans to charge t…
Here's a closer look at what could happen after Jan. 20 and over the next two years in a new, barely Democratic era.
A former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin.
The Senate has confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief.
The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides.