WASHINGTON After taking a beating at the ballot box in 2010 and losing the messaging war on healthcare reform to well-financed opponents, Democrats don't plan to take the high ground on campaign finance and "Super PACs" going into November's election. | Video
WASHINGTON, June 27 - Grover Norquist, the man dubbed by many the most powerful Republican in Washington, said on Wednesday that his anti-tax oath is alive and well despite recent opposition from senior figures in the party.
WASHINGTON Washington operatives call it "drawing contrasts." Voters call it "slinging mud."
U.S. lawmakers, campaign officials, political operators and budget analysts discuss their strategies in the run-up to the November 6 presidential election and beyond, at the Reuters Washington Summit June 25 to 27.
WASHINGTON The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the U.S. Congress this fall has a message for his party's candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention in September.
WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would move aggressively to open up more foreign markets for U.S. exports, while getting tougher with China on its trade and currency practices, Senator Rob Portman said on Tuesday. | Video
WASHINGTON A top Republican lawmaker said Monday it was time for Washington to learn how to compromise again so the country can solve its deepening problems. | Video
WASHINGTON The influx of millions of dollars from unnamed donors to influence elections is a growing problem in U.S. politics and Democrats should make it an election issue, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday. | Video
WASHINGTON Prominent U.S. Democrats conceded on Tuesday they could have done a better job of selling President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul to the public, but said the law could still be an effective campaign issue even if it is struck down by the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON Democrats should be willing to let taxes for all Americans go up if Republicans refuse to budge in a fight over tax rates for the wealthy, a top Democrat said on Tuesday.