What happened to the Independents who actually stood for something?
Chart: It's True, Congress Hates Working Before Midterm Elections
September 23, 2014
They're working more after the midterms—but it's not an even tradeoff.
This Is What a GOP Senate's First 100 Days Will Look Like
September 12, 2014
Hint: They'll be extremely friendly to big business.
A new "Contract With America" will only lead to more counterproductive overpromising.
Obamacare is out. Obama's supposed lawlessness is in.
The GOP Got What It Wanted In North Carolina, But Its Problems with Right Wingers Are Far From Over
May 07, 2014
Thom Tillis might become a senator. But the Republican party's conservative movement problem runs deeper than losing Senate primaries.
You won't believe what the GOP's favorite North Carolina Senate candidate said about people on welfare.
New political science research suggests Democrats' can get over their midterm election blues--if they try.
Obamacare's Success Is Destroying the GOP's Midterm Strategy
April 20, 2014
Republicans can't just scream "Obummercare!" and hope a friendly electoral map does all the work.
Bang or Whimper?
November 15, 2010
WASHINGTON—The lame-duck session of Congress that kicks off this week will test whether Democrats have spines made of Play-Doh, and whether President Obama has decided to pretend that capitulation is conciliation. Congress faces an enormous amount of unfinished business, largely because of successful GOP obstruction tactics during the regular session. Republican senators who declare themselves moderate helped block action on important bills, objecting either to provisions they didn't like or to Democratic procedural maneuvers. Thus did Sens.