| 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.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It wasn't supposed to be like this.
At the end of 2013, the Washington Post's electoral number-crunchers calculated that the Democrats had a 1 percent chance to win back the House of Representatives. Barely into 2014, that already seems pretty...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult reelection campaign—placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates.
The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election.
A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route.
The latest hold-up in the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races.
First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31.
The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:46 PM
His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office.
As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...