| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:04 AM
How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician.
In most media accounts, references were made to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:37 PM
With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat.
During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Senator Mary Landrieu conceded defeat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in a runoff election on Saturday, a result expanding the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:02 PM
After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left?
Though there are superficial...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:25 PM
HARTFORD — Dannel Malloy's second-term inauguration Wedneday brought smiles of jubilation and relief from Democratic loyalists, moment-of-history pleasures for non-partisan onlookers and a rather grim forecast from one guest.
"He had a lot of...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:52 PM
Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn't quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:04 AM
As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares to leave the state's top job, he's worried about Illinois losing a prominent progressive voice and suggested his legacy is not defined by an electoral defeat, but his effort to stabilize Illinois at one of the lowest points in...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The mood among Democrats on Capitol Hill soured as details of a $1.1-trillion spending bill confronted them Wednesday with the reality of their eroding political leverage.
Elections have consequences, Democratic negotiators said as they spent much of...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan appointed the first two members of his administration Wednesday, naming a former Ehrlich administration aide and a state senator as top staffers.
Hogan picked Craig A. Williams to be his chief of staff and state Sen....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:36 PM
President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...