| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:47 AM
What if they held a presidential campaign and a think tank broke out?
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., who is considering running for president, offered his thoughts on poverty last week. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been giving...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Party has chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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The Assets Returning with new episodes,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:05 PM
What exactly does the tea party movement want? Other than bringing tricorn hats, powdered wigs and knee breeches back into style, that is.
If every Republican squish in Congress were booted out of office and replaced by a doughty defender of our...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So begins "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a classic work that the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote in 1964, another time of deep division and mutual suspicion.
In that essay, he...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:26 AM
UPDATED: The guest list for the Sunday morning programs:
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks to "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; and Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap.
| May 18, 2014
Thank you for inviting me today, graduates. I know your time is valuable as you try to decide where you will be partying and getting ill tonight, so let's get to the two top issues on your mind.
First, of course, are selfies. Seems like the University of...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ever since the financial crash of 2008, we've been having an anxious national debate about the growing income gap. What does it mean for American society when most workers' wages are flat and almost all economic gains flow to the top 1% — or to...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond?
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:01 PM
In her recently published memoir, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) relays a chilling anecdote about how Washington really works. In 2009, she was running a congressional panel to oversee the Treasury Department's bailout of the financial industry, and...