President Barack Obama’s repeated postponement of deadlines in the rollout of his health-care overhaul has sparked accusations from Republicans that he’s straying into dangerous territory by rewriting the law.
The U.S. Congress is by no means certain to give President Barack Obama the go-ahead to attack Syria, a stance that would pose a political obstacle to any military strike and prolong a looming showdown on Obama’s domestic agenda.
Elizabeth Warren, in her first year as a U.S. senator, has captured headlines by pressuring such industry titans as Goldman Sachs Chairman Lloyd C. Blankfein for transparency, including a Dec. 4 call for Wall Street banks to disclose their contributions to policy groups that provide financial analysis to Congress.
Cory Booker joins the U.S. Senate with one year to show New Jersey voters he can transition from being mayor of Newark, where he charmed Wall Street into the start of an economic and philanthropic revival.
Ohio Republican Steve LaTourette’s decision to retire from the U.S. House means there will be even fewer moderates to work across party lines on the so-called fiscal cliff and other tax-and-spending issues.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, strolling the Wildwood boardwalk for 90 minutes, belonged to anyone who wanted to gab about Hurricane Sandy rebuilding or razz him about his beloved New York Mets baseball team.