December 7, 2013 8:42 am
How Mandela Expanded The Art Of The Possible
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
December 5, 2013 5:27 pm
For Biden, All The World's A Stage For Possible 2016 Run
The Asia trip is generating the kind of video and headlines that could prove useful if the vice president decides to run for president in 2016.
December 3, 2013 6:00 pm
Lawmakers In Name Only? Congress Reaches Productivity Lows
In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.
December 2, 2013 5:06 pm
A Poorly Worded RNC Tweet On Rosa Parks Backfires
The Republican National Commission tweeted Saturday about Parks' "bold stand in ending racism," triggering a snark avalanche. While the gaffe was relatively minor, it plays into the damaging narrative about the Republican Party — that it only pays lip service to the notion of increasing its appeal to minority voters.
December 1, 2013 7:49 am
5 Ways The Iran Nuclear Deal Collides With U.S. Politics
President Obama's weakened political standing and the upcoming 2014 elections complicate the future of the historic agreement with Iran.
November 27, 2013 1:38 pm
Conservative Groups Would Take Hit From New IRS Rules
New rules aimed at clarifying what constitutes political activity for dark-money, non-profit groups are likely to give more heartburn to the right than the left. The majority of big-spending social-welfare organizations known as 501(c)(4) groups in 2012 were conservative.
November 26, 2013 5:50 pm
Obama Helps 2014 Democrats One Way He Still Can — With Cash
While vulnerable congressional Democrats might politely decline a local appearance by President Obama on their behalf, the money he's raising for their campaigns is an entirely different matter.
November 25, 2013 5:06 pm
5 Ways JFK Still Influences Presidential Politics
John F. Kennedy redefined the art of campaigning. Thanks to him, televised debates took on greater prominence, and primaries grew in strategic importance.
November 21, 2013 7:02 pm
Filibuster Vote Marks Escalation In D.C.'s Partisan Wars
By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
November 20, 2013 12:45 pm
Education Secretary Loses Some Of His Luster
Arne Duncan has expressed regret for his dismissive comment about the opposition of "white suburban moms" to Common Core standards, but the flap won't soon be forgotten.
November 18, 2013 8:15 am
Monday Political Mix: Bitcoins In Congress' Spotlight
Congress holds a hearing on virtual currencies like Bitcoins... What else could go wrong with Obamacare? ... Cheney sisters fight over same-sex marriage goes public.
November 15, 2013 7:14 pm
Obama And Health Insurers Eye Each Other Warily
When President Obama decided that private health insurers would play a major role in the health care overhaul, he linked the success of his signature domestic policy initiative to the same industry that tried at first to keep the Affordable Care Act from happening.
November 14, 2013 2:21 pm
Democrats Try To Stanch Political Bleeding From Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act's rollout has taken the remarkable Democratic Party unity that existed during the government shutdown and smashed it to smithereens.
November 14, 2013 9:25 am
Thursday Political Mix: Obamacare's Data Dump Fallout
The Affordable Care Act's low enrollment data and continued website problems stoked worries for the program... Being an Obama cabinet secretary requires a thick skin... Losing credibility doesn't have to mean losing presidential effectiveness.
November 13, 2013 8:12 am
Wednesday Political Mix: Obamacare IT Officials Face Issa
Obama administration's high tech officials to get the Issa treatment over Obamacare... Healthcare.gov is likely to running smoothly by November's end as promised... the health care law allegedly helped kill the immigration overhaul.