| Oct. 1, 2014, 8:05 p.m.
As CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted Wednesday afternoon, when a White House appointee loses the backing of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Elijah E. Cummings, you know you’re in trouble.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 7:54 p.m.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer’s plans to call for Julia Pierson’s resignation were spoiled when she beat him to the punch.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 5:21 p.m.
The White House had “confidence” in Julia Pierson. Just like it had “confidence” in Eric Shinseki. And Kathleen Sebelius. The other thing they’ve got in common? They’re all history.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 5:05 p.m.
Former President Bill Clinton stars in a new ad for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 4:15 p.m.
The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 3:26 p.m.
Updated 3:44 p.m. | Julia Pierson has resigned as director of the Secret Service amid a firestorm over lapses in presidential security that had lawmakers lining up to call for her to go.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 2:41 p.m.
Independent businessman Greg Orman led Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., by 5 points in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Glad to see Rep. Jim McDermott is all warmed up for the new Bruce Lee exhibit coming soon to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 2:27 p.m.
House Majority PAC, a super PAC that aids House Democrats, has recently canceled around $1 million in ad reservations in races throughout the Midwest and Northeast.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 1:48 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner slammed the Secret Service Wednesday for “a culture of complacency and incompetence,” backed an independent review and implied new leadership might be needed.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 1:32 p.m.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated her enthusiasm at a Wednesday morning news conference for Congress to debate and ultimately vote on an Authorization for Use of Military Force to further combat the Islamic State terrorist group.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 1:24 p.m.
A disclaimer may seem like a rote few seconds in a campaign ad, but failing to follow the specific guidelines could have costly consequences for a candidate.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 12:56 p.m.
“I approved this message.”
| Oct. 1, 2014, 12:52 p.m.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short on Wednesday of demanding Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resign, but called for an “independent investigation” into the disturbing protocol breaches within the agency that she said were “inexcusable.”
| Oct. 1, 2014, 12:49 p.m.
Now that the African-born Ebola outbreak has officially wormed its way onto U.S. soil, we must to band together to halt Internet pranksters from infecting our every social media stream with politicized takes on the deadly disease.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 12:43 p.m.
President Barack Obama and Mexico each took a tongue-lashing from Republican House members at a rare mid-recess Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday on the case of a U.S. Marine imprisoned for six months in Mexico on questionable charges.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
The Asian Republican Coalition announced Wednesday its support for five Republicans in the midterms, including two incumbents, two House hopefuls and a gubernatorial candidate.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 11:37 a.m.
The Democratic nominee in one of the party’s targeted House races in New Jersey is running even with her Republican opponent, according to an internal Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.
| Oct. 1, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. — Former Florida first lady Adele Graham does not entertain the word “if” in polite conversation, at least when discussing the political future of her daughter Gwen. It’s only “when.”
| Oct. 1, 2014, 5:01 a.m.
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is up with a new ad hitting her Republican opponent Thom Tillis on education.