| 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 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
One of President Obama’s wealthiest supporters is pledging to spend at least $50 million in a bid to make climate change the central issue in hotly contested elections in New Hampshire, Florida, Michigan and a handful of other battleground states....
| May 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Democrats have repeatedly said that they hope the minimum wage will be a big issue this election season.
Six months from the midterm elections, their wishes are coming true. House Republicans voted in March to block a bill that would have hiked the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Via Charlie Pierce and the Boston Globe comes this priceless vignette of the bizarre marriage pairing former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) with a publicly traded would-be West Palm Beach, Fla., gun manufacturer named Global Digital Solutions Inc.
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business.
Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove'...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders.
Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:09 AM
The American defense community stands at a crossroads. The need to trim the defense budget, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently put it, is a "matter of simple arithmetic and political reality." Meanwhile, this year's defense authorization bill,...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have signed off on an unusual agreement aimed at preventing outside groups from advertising in their hotly contested Senate race.
The senator and the Harvard...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.
Still, you can expect to hear Democrats focusing on some of the issues...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
| Dec 12, 2012
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...