| May 21, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Two thoughts became one cartoon. I wanted to use Godzilla as a metaphor and kept his image floating in my mind. I have a lot of things floating in my mind. Sometimes they collide and one sinks to the bottom, but today, two images joined and sailed to...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:14 AM
We're in for some mighty strange days, courtesy of that Hillary Clinton book tour.
ABC on Friday previewed Diane Sawyer's interview with Clinton, the first of a series of high-profile sit-down chats to promote the former secretary of state's memoir...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:16 PM
[UPDATE: The Warren- and Durbin-backed bill to refinance student loans at lower rates has failed to pass the Senate.]
The student loan fight has found a battleground state: Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has made student debt one of his...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:54 AM
After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The Sun's recent editorial about the tea party's fortunes helps everyone understand why dinosaur media outlets are circling the drain toward oblivion ("Weakened tea," May 21).
In the view of some, every political issue fits into file folders — Fox...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months.
Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups:
“Today’s announcement is a dagger in...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means.
But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...