Government

09/25/2014 - 12:29pm

    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections.

    The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control...

09/25/2014 - 11:18am

    The tea party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America centered on a strong middle class is on point and widely shared....

09/25/2014 - 11:03am

    Judging by her weekend appearance in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why?

    "It is true, I am thinking about it...

09/25/2014 - 11:00am

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years...

09/25/2014 - 10:57am

    There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.

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09/18/2014 - 4:47pm

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.

    He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that...

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