| 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 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 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 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:50 PM
After months of very few reliable polls in this fall's key elections, new numbers have started to pop up with regularity, giving a better sense of which races are truly competitive as Democrats try to hold off the prospect of Republican control of the...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:19 PM
With President Obama deciding not to take executive action on immigration until after the November election, some Democrats took to the Sunday talk shows to voice their frustration with him and with Congress' continued inaction.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday.
The decision is a clear reversal from...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Remember the good old days when political campaigns and the general hysteria they kicked off didn't begin to mount till after Labor Day? It wasn't just customary, it was almost official -- like the beginning of football season or the college term. Or even...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The disconnect between what Americans think of most provisions of Obamacare (love them!) and what they think of "Obamacare" (hate it!) has been the most perplexing aspect of rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
It's also the aspect most vigorously...