| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:35 PM
OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:52 PM
WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
It came as no surprise to anyone who had been paying attention that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. The CPAC crowd is dominated by...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How's the U.S. economy doing?
If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously."
Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Is Jeb Bush's moment over?
Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight."
But as enticing as it is for the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:28 PM
There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill."
Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years, which...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something.
They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Mitt Romney insisted Friday that he would not attempt a third presidential run in 2016. But he sounded very much like the candidate he once was as he sharply criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton's record and denigrated the "Obama-Biden-Clinton" foreign...
| Jun 18, 2014
With all the postmortems on Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat, one thing must be made clear: The tea party shot itself in the foot. ("The Cantor defeat: A voters' revolt against, but against what?," Opinion, June 13)
The outgoing House...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Eight men in sombreros played mariachi tunes Friday to warm up a lunch-hour crowd for Gov. Jerry Brown at a hotel off Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Latino lawmakers, gathered under a "Gracias Governor Brown" banner, heaped praise on him for...