| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:42 PM
In the old Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking.
The closest we have to that in America is...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:14 PM
They may not speak his name in Kentucky or think much of his policies in Arkansas. But in Maryland, at least, Democrats are still big fans of President Barack Obama.
That's the calculation Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor is making as...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:29 PM
In the era of social media, "gratitude" has become an overused word that’s often just a fig leaf for otherwise socially inappropriate bragging.
We’ve all seen it in our feeds: "I have the most amazing/attractive/intelligent wife/husband/...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
With only one month left before crucial elections, President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich on Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser at a 20-acre estate in one of the town's most upscale neighborhoods.
Ticket prices can go as high as $32,400 per...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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 of the Senate...
| Sep 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes was the newest member of Congress on Sept. 11, 2001, having just won a special election. Since then, the 4th District congressman has spent much of his time in office shaping the United States' ability to respond to the terrorist...