Albert R. Hunt

09/11/2014 - 2:04pm

    The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day.

    Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the...

08/10/2014 - 7:33pm

    Nixon without Watergate; it's like Beethoven without music or "The Godfather" without violence.

    Yet there was a lot more to the five and half years of Richard Nixon's presidency. That record, ironically, is largely painful for the conservatives who...

06/09/2014 - 1:08am

    Democrats think they may have a gift, the next Todd Akin, which would enhance their prospects of retaining control of the Senate.

    He is Mississippi Republican state legislator, Chris McDaniel, a right-winger who appears to have forced incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran into...

05/26/2014 - 5:06pm

    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis.

    He rightly takes credit for what most experts agree...

05/12/2014 - 5:39am

    With political indicators and historical cycles in their favor, Republicans are pushing the envelope to further energize their base with a full assault on the head of the opposition.

    Parties that don't control the White House invariably gain in midterm elections....

05/08/2014 - 9:17pm

    Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South.

    Until recently, the...

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