| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:31 PM
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the tea party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz of the week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: “I think even...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:50 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress.
The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:41 AM
As a candidate, Mitt Romney was his own worst enemy. He thought he could amass a majority saying things that would please the crowd in front of him and contradict himself with another crowd somewhere down the line without anyone taking notice. He...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Missouri congressman Todd Akin’s outrageously weird assertion that a woman cannot get pregnant from “forcible rape" exposes three predicaments facing the Republican Party.
First, Akin has made himself so toxic that he may lose his race...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed legislation to enact stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the trench warfare that characterizes politics in the nation's capital these days, Chuck Hagel is like a soldier stuck in no-man's land, getting shot at from both sides.
President Obama's choice of Hagel as his nominee to become secretary of...