| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Whatever the precise size of the incoming wave — and we'll leave it to forecasters and surfers to fight over that — most models are predicting a Republican takeover of the Senate, as well as gains in the House, following Tuesday's midterm...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:28 PM
In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock.
But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election.
A GOP Congress...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Are you ready for Clinton vs. Bush 2.0? My earlier prediction that Jeb will face Hillary in 2016 is looking more certain than ever.
Sure, in theory the conventional wisdom says that voters want to see some fresh and new names at the top of their...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The pros at Politico's Morning Defense have weighed in with their post-election analysis. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. will take over leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He's a hawk, but that doesn't mean good news for defense contractors....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Garry Trudeau, who has inked the politically charged "Doonesbury" comic strip since 1970, has found himself in the vanguard of over-the-top TV programming.
Trudeau's "Alpha House," a political satire starring John Goodman as a senator rooming with...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An emboldened House Speaker John A. Boehner warned Thursday that President Obama will "burn himself" if he takes executive action on immigration reform over Republican objections.
Yet Boehner declined to promise that Republicans will offer their own...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Business is bustling at Huntington Ingalls Industries. Look no further than the company's Newport News shipyard, where three aircraft carriers are in various stages of work.
But those jobs are scheduled to end in 2016, and on Thursday the company's...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe.
The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:36 AM
President Barack Obama said his decision to double the number of U.S. military advisers in Iraq marked a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State and was not an indication his strategy in the region had failed.
Obama, in an interview on CBS' "Face...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton have turned to foreign policy in their final months in office when their domestic agendas have been stymied. For Barack Obama, that overseas pivot may offer little relief.
As he landed in Beijing on Monday...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Remember when pundits were worried that Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else.
But it only took a couple of beheadings by Islamic State to...