Albert Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist and as executive editor of Bloomberg News, he directs coverage of the Washington bureau, which ...
March 9, 2015
Congressional Republicans are off to an inauspicious start in their first two months in control of both chambers.
February 23, 2015
If Washington were a rational place, a major measure to rebuild roads, bridges, ports and airports would be a slam-dunk.
January 27, 2015
The political chattering classes, who love a good story, are obsessed with the battle for the establishment choice for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney or throw in a little Chris Christie.
August 25, 2014
The tragic shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked an intense debate about the state of race relations in America, but there's little indication much will change.
August 20, 2014
Republicans have grown even more confident about the midterm elections, convinced that the economy where the actual data look good, though public perception remains sour is moving in their favor.
August 18, 2014
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
August 12, 2014
Picture the ad, either in the Democratic primaries or from a liberal independent candidate: Hillary Clinton a pro-Wall Street buckraker, a foreign policy interventionist championing George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and looking like a lukewarm supporter of President Barack Obama.
August 11, 2014
As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference.
August 7, 2014
Nixon without Watergate; it's like Beethoven without music or "The Godfather" without violence.
August 4, 2014
Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess this weekend worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama.
July 28, 2014
The Democrats have little say in the agenda of the Republican-run House, and no dispassionate expert predicts the party will win control in the November elections. More likely is a Republican House majority for at least three or four more elections.
July 23, 2014
Democrats are feeling blue about Georgia, and they like it: Namely, in difficult midterm elections, the party is positioned to take over a Republican-held Senate seat and the governorship.
July 21, 2014
Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago.
July 7, 2014
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
July 1, 2014
Conservative Republicans think the immigration issue has turned to their benefit, removing even the slim prospects for any action this year. If they're right, it's only for the short term.
June 23, 2014
Congress is dysfunctional, yet there are interesting, thoughtful members — Republicans and Democrats.
June 16, 2014
Hillary Clinton had a rough rollout for her new book and likely presidential quest; there were gaffes, awkward answers and a relatively slow response to criticism.
June 11, 2014
The stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party primary challenger will roil the House for the rest of this session and the next Congress, probably ending the slim hopes for any bipartisan accords on issues such as immigration.
June 9, 2014
Few presidential candidates enjoyed better press than Barack Obama in 2008. He reciprocated by promising unprecedented "openness in government" and a new era of transparency.
June 4, 2014
Democrats think they may have a gift, the next Todd Akin, which would enhance their prospects of retaining control of the Senate.
June 2, 2014
Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency.