| Oct 13, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:35 AM
“The Republican Party is at war with itself,” Doyle McManus wrote in his Sunday column about how former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is using his new post at the Heritage Foundation to push Republican members of Congress as far right as...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...
| Jan 3, 2013
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, the first week of the first month of 2013 is almost in the books. We're heading into the final furlong before the weekend. And as we wind down our annual vacation here at Capitol......
| Jan 25, 2013
Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
| Feb 26, 2013
Updated 1:05 p.m. 2/26/13 to reflect that Posey did not get an award. The staunchly-conservative Club for Growth, a big funder of political campaigns through its affiliated PAC and Super PAC, is out with its 2012 Congressional scoreboard, throwing special...
| Dec 10, 2012
The sudden departure of South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint from the U.S. Senate has given new life to the idea that the tea party is in decline. DeMint took a job heading the conservative Heritage Foundation but Democrats and others were quick to...
| 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 11, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
| Sep 14, 2012
Once again, with his intemperate criticisms of the handling of the anti-American episodes in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney has leaped before looking into the arena of President Barack Obama's greatest political strength.
In accusing the Obama...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:13 AM
If it has accomplished nothing else, the tea party insurgency has made Republicans vastly more newsworthy than Democrats. While the party of the left plods along performing the boring old tasks of governing, the party of the right is engaged in high drama...