Government

03/05/2015 - 7:58pm

    Four years ago, I was surprised by how early in the evening on election night President Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won the mayoral race in Chicago, a city whose elections are historically famous for long counts.

    Four years...

03/05/2015 - 7:58pm

    As with everything else here these days, the talk about the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court this week will focus on ideological splits: Will any conservative justice join the four liberals all but certain to back the administration?...

03/05/2015 - 7:58pm

    I never know how to set my expectations for the Conservative Political Action Conference, also known as CPAC.

    I try to approach it with as much of an open mind as I can muster, understanding that...

03/05/2015 - 7:57pm

    One of this city's current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. His roughly four years in the post have been a nonstop struggle not only with the Democrat in the Oval Office but also with his...

03/05/2015 - 7:54pm

    Maybe those of us who write about politics and campaigns should adopt a bristly uniform of hair shirts, so that we're constantly atoning for our sins.

    Maybe we should wear targets, the better...

03/05/2015 - 7:44pm

    Great news! Congress has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a week.

    Does that make you feel better, people? The department was due to run out of money Friday night, and the new...

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